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all too often, we forget about the animals we share our world with.

This has led to the decimation and extinction of hundreds of thousands of species of plants and animals.  This page is dedicated to them and to the conservationists, such as our staff here at Cincinnati Exotics, that fight for them every day.  Please consider joining the cause and help to save them from the fate of many, such as the Dusky Seaside Sparrow, Carolina Parakeet, and others.

We are pleased to offer Conservation Services for anyone who wants to use their land as a conservation area.  To learn more about the services we offer, or to learn about volunteering, conservation seminars, or donating to the cause, please contact our Conservation Department at

Below you will find our Endangered Animal Spotlight.  Follow their IUCN status listings to see how dangerous their status is:

Extinct (EX)
The species no longer exists on Earth.
Extinct in the Wild (EW)
All known surviving members of this species occur in captivity and/or outside their native territory
Critically Endangered (CR)
In extreme danger of extinction
Endangered (EN)
High risk of extinction
Vulnerable (VU)
Vulnerable to extinction, also written as Threatened
Near Threatened (NT)
Near a threatened level but able to be saved from extinction
Conservation Dependent (no symbol)
Conservation is needed to protect these species but are not in danger of total extinction
Least Concern (LC)
Not in danger of extinction at this time
Data Deficient (DD)
Not enough is known to establish a conservation level
Not Evaluated (NE)
Has not been evaluated

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Conservation Spotlight:

This bird is in danger of extinction due to habitat loss and death

​due to feral cats and pollution: 

                                         Cerulean Warbler

Scientific Name
Setophaga cerulea
DietInsects such as ants, flies, mosquitoes, as well as arachnids

Parts of the Western Hemisphere including the Eastern United States.  Breeding grounds found in Ohio, Kentucky, and Indiana


Being Studied by the US Fish and Wildlife Service

Vulnerable (VU)-IUCN

Species of Concern-Ohio Department of Natural Resources

Fun Fact
While still seen fairly easily in mature wooded areas, this beautiful animal is declining rapidly.

This beautiful, small bird, was once very common in the area.  While it is still seen fairly often during the summer, the destruction of the mature forests in the area has resulted in limited breeding areas being available.  Known for being fairly vocal, they often can indicate a healthy environment just by their mere presence.

Protecting their habitat from destruction is imperative.  Mature deciduous forests are being destroyed at alarming rates, which also eliminates the nesting areas these birds use.  If we destroy this species, insect populations can and likely will explode beyond measure.

Previous Editions:

Barn Owl

For more information on these animals, please visit the following links:

Ohio Department of Natural Resources

Great Parks of Hamilton County

​Here are some links about endangered animals that caught our eye:

Gulf Oil Endangered Species

Top 10 Endangered Species of the World 

US Fish and Wildlife Service Endangered and Listed Species