USGS Frequently Asked Questions
|Question: Why do animals become endangered?|
Answer:There are many different reasons that animals are endangered, especially loss of their habitat -- where they live, eat, and raise their young. Protecting endangered and threatened species and restoring them to a secure status in the wild is the primary objective of the endangered species program of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, an agency of the Department of the Interior. The Endangered Species Web site can be accessed at http://endangered.fws.gov/.
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