One thing Colorado Parks and Wildlife does is make endangered species no longer endangered. These are 5 endangered/recovering animal species in Colorado.

One amazing thing about our great state is that Colorado is home to 960 wildlife species. This makes for a pretty busy job if you work for Colorado Parks & Wildlife.

Colorado Parks & Wildlife posted on their Facebook about their efforts to help our endangered and recovering species here in Colorado. Here are five endangered and recovering species working towards a comeback, thanks to Colorado Parks and Wildlife:

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    Black-Footed Ferret

    First of all, these little guys are just absolutely adorable and we want to help them make a comeback too. They're currently federally and state endangered. CPW recently re-introduced black-footed ferrets to six different sites in Colorado/

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    Canada Lynx

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    Lesser Prairie-Chicken

    The prairie-chicken's status is still being monitored, even though they're no longer listed as threatened in Colorado. CPW brought in 205 lesser-prairie chickens to make it happen.

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    Bald Eagle

    The majestic bald eagle was removed as an endangered species in 2007. According to CPW, bald eagles are still monitoring nesting bald eagles here in Colorado.

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    Boreal Toad

    Boreal toads are currently endangered in Colorado but have recently upped their survival rate. An experiment was done to prevent deadly fungus by bathing the toads and resulted in a 40% survival rate increase, according to CPW.