Published Apr 17, 2017 at 6:05 AM | Updated at 1:23 PM EDT on Apr 23, 2018
As we celebrate Earth Week, we can't forget about the other lives that take up our planet.
About 1,500 species are listed as endangered or threatened in or near the United States, according to the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service's Environmental Conservation Online System. That means they are in danger of extinction throughout all or a significant portion of their range or likely to become that way in the foreseeable future.
Just one species has been listed as endangered in 2017, following a 2016 when none were listed as endangered or threatened. But in 2015, 16 animal species were listed as endangered or threatened and in 2014, 34 were listed.
Here's a look at some of the most recently endangered and threatened animals below.