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Wildlife society lists 12 animals most in danger of extinction

May 17, 2008 |  7:04 pm

Fox News reports that the Wildlife Conservation Society has released a list of the "Rarest of the Rare," a dozen animals most in danger of extinction.

Sumatran_rhinoThe eclectic list includes birds, mammals, fish, reptiles, amphibians and insects. Some are well known, such as the northern right whale and Sumatran rhino, while others are more obscure, including Abbot's booby, an ocean-going bird that only nests on Christmas Island.

Others on the list include the addax, the angel shark and the golden arrow poison frog.

--Alice Short

Photo: Gary Friedman/Los Angeles Times

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