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From Anne McDonough, Roger Williams Park Zoo.

The endangered American burying beetle is a natural recycler that feeds on carcasses. Find out why they’re doing the best on islands in New England. This is part of our Endangered Species Act 40th Anniversary celebration!

A closeup view of Madison Cave isopod found during a survey at Steger's Fossure in Virginia. Credit: USFWS

The Madison cave isopod isn’t cute and fluffy, but protecting this crustacean means safeguarding our water supply. After surviving millions of years, it now resides in only a few underground caves and aquifers.

We’re so excited about the new interactive map highlighting endangered species efforts in each state across the nation. Each day we’ll feature a state, partner and animal. Today, Virginia!