Unusual Endangered Species
There are 93 endangered species in Florida. There are 19 species that have become extinct in Florida.
There are also two other animals of interest. One of these two animals is the Cape Sable Sea Side Sparrow . Right now, March 19, 1998, Lake Okechobee is ready to overflow. It is said that they are going to open the flood gates to let the water out into the canals of the Everglades. From the canals the water will go to the water management area where it will be released towards the sparrow's nesting ground. Scientists think that the water will flood out the sparrows. There is a slight chance that the sparrows that know how to fly will relocate. But there is a larger chance that the sparrows in that area will become extinct.
The mastiff bat is another endangered species. It has narrow wings and gray, black, or brown fur. It has only been seen twice, both times in Coral Gables. Our science resource teacher, Mrs. Knox , has been one of the few people to see the bat.
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