What is the U.S. doing about extinction?

What does it mean to be an endangered species? Are endangered species destined for extinction? We're exploring some of these ideas in celebration of Endangered Species Day, May 20th! 
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Special thanks to Ben Marks, Bruce Patterson, Alan Resetar, Crystal Maier, Caleb McMahan, Jochen Gerber, Christine Niezgoda, and Lauren Smith for allowing us to borrow specimens for this video! And thanks to Crystal Maier, John Bates, and Robb Telfer for being my extra eyes on the script.

Additional footage c/o the Shedd Aquarium here in Chicago!