19 Most Endangered Animals in Connecticut

It might be surprising to know that Connecticut is home to some of the most endangered animals in the world.  So let’s explore the 19 most endangered animals in Connecticut and what we can do to protect them.

Piping Plover

The tiny Piping Plover is listed as a federally endangered species in Connecticut. This little shorebird, measuring 7 inches in length, nests and breeds on sandy beaches along the Atlantic coast.

Least Bittern

This small heron, standing only about nine inches tall, is unfortunately considered endangered in Connecticut. Due to the loss of wetland habitats, many species have decreased significantly.

Little Brown Bat

Once commonly found all across North America, these winged creatures have suffered a devastating decline in population due to white-nose syndrome, a deadly fungal disease.

Northern Long-Eared Bat

In Connecticut, these bats have seen a drastic decline in population due to numerous factors such as habitat destruction, white-nose syndrome, and wind energy development.

Barn Owl

The barn owl is another animal that is struggling to survive in Connecticut. These nocturnal predators are highly dependent on open meadows and fields for hunting.

Black Racer Snake

The Black Racer Snake is a beautiful creature found throughout Connecticut. It is a non-venomous snake that helps control populations of pesky rodents.

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