We're lucky to live in a part of the country where there's lots of wildlife, and the ways in which these critters interact with human beings is often amusing.

There was the random turkey getting his steps in by running circles around a parked car, the hungry New Hampshire bear who stole snacks off of a front porch, and another bear that decided to shelter from the cold right underneath a New England home, much to the surprise of its residents.

But in addition to the furry woodland creatures frequenting our neck of the woods, there's also lots of endangered and threatened wildlife, from mammals to birds, fish, reptiles, and more. According to New Hampshire Fish and Game, endangered wildlife are classified as "those native species whose prospects for survival in New Hampshire are in danger because of a loss or change in habitat, over-exploitation, predation, competition, disease, disturbance or contamination." In order to ensure that the species doesn't become extinct, assistance is needed. Contrastingly, threatened wildlife are species "which may become endangered if conditions surrounding them begin, or continue, to decline." They're not quite endangered yet, but could be if things get worse.

It turns out that there are 30 animals that make up New Hampshire's endangered species list. You've definitely heard of some of them, but others will likely be unfamiliar to you. Let's take a look at these animals, and learn a little more about them.

Did You Know These 30 Animals Are on New Hampshire's Endangered Species List?

Now, here's a look at some endangered species in Maine.

25 Endangered Animals in Maine

Here is a list of the 25 animals that are classified as endangered in Maine. These, along with species that are "threatened" in Maine can be found on the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries & Wildlife website.

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