Meet the Delmarva fox squirrel and the Shenandoah salamander

By on December 24, 2013

From the Washington Post- When we think of endangered animals, we think of big, cute ones like pandas, cats and some kinds of sparsely populated owls, but there are many on the endangered species list that we don’t know of. The Delmarva Fox Squirrel and the Shenandoah Salamander are two of those lesser-known species.

According to the Washington Post’s article, which you can find here, the Delmarva Fox Squirrel resides in a very small geographic area- the Delmarva Peninsula- just east of Washington D.C. and occupying the states of Delaware and Virginia. The cute little critters are grey squirrels, are about 30 inches in length, have a flat and fluffy tail, and are in danger mostly because of deforestation, vehicles traveling in the area and hunters.

The Shenandoah Salamander is found in the Shenandoah National Park of Virginia. It’s a tiny thing, is able to breathe through its skin, and is threatened mostly by humans and non-native insects. Below, you’ll find a little fact sheet and some photos of the endangered animals.

If you’d like to see these special species, head east to the beautiful National Parks and nature areas surrounding the Washington D.C. metropolitan area.


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