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A collage of endangered species that includes three big cats, elephant and rhino

The third Friday of May is Endangered Species Day. Primarily as a result of human activities, our planet’s biodiversity is shrinking at an unprecedented rate. The Cornell Wildlife Health Center is proud to support a diverse range of species and ecosystems through our work.
Hellbender Cryptobranchus


Hellbenders are giant aquatic salamanders that inhabit streams in the eastern U.S., and help serve as an indicator of clean, healthy water. Cornell Wildlife Health Center scientists collaborated with award-winning nature videographer David Brown to document the work we are doing to help their declining populations.