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Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel

Saving an endangered squirrel

Saving an endangered squirrel

On a good day, it takes about an hour or two to hop in a car, head east from Baltimore across the Chesapeake Bay Bridge and experience one of America's treasured places — the Delmarva Peninsula. Today, thanks to the protections of the Endangered Species Act and the hard work of many partners, one of the animals that make this place so special, the Delmarva Peninsula fox squirrel, is once again flourishing on the landscape.

After nearly vanishing by the mid-1960s, the Delmarva Peninsula fox squirrel has rebounded to the point that it no longer faces extinction or requires the protection of the Endangered Species Act. That's great news for the peninsula's wildlife and for the...