Rare Animals

  • Blandings Turtle, photo by Jonathan Mays
  • New England Cottontail, photo by Dorothy Fecske
  • Edwards Hairstreak, photo by Phillip deMaynadier
  • Least Bittern, photo by Jeremiah Hayden
  • Black Crowned Night Heron, photo by Doug Suitor
  • Canada Lynx
  • Juniper Hairstreak, photo by Jonathan Mays
  • Arctic Tern, photo by Linda Welch
  • Appalachian Brown, photo by Jonathan Mays
  • Ringed Boghaunter, photo by Tom Murray
  • Male Clayton's Copper, Photo by Corrine Michaud
  • Eastern Ribbon Snake, photo by Jonathan Mays
  • Frigga Fritillary, photo by Phillip deMaynadier
  • Spotted Turtle, photo by Phillip deMaynadier
  • Clayton's Copper, photo by Jonathan Mays
  • Razorbill, photo by Jonathan Mays
  • Canada Lynx
  • Wood Turtle, photo by MDIFW

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Information about Maine's rare, threatened, and endangered animal species is maintained by the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife. There are currently 45 species of fish and wildlife are listed as endangered or threatened under Maine's Endangered Species Act.

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