Meaning of “endangered” in the English Dictionary

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"endangered" in British English

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endangeredadjective

uk /ɪnˈdeɪn.dʒəd/ us /ɪnˈdeɪn.dʒɚd/

Examples from literature

  • Haller Park in Kenya is an animal sanctuary, a place where endangered animals are protected. 
  • Its shell is also very beautiful, making it a prize for zoos and private animal collections – and putting it on the list of endangered or nearly endangered species. 
  • Poachers often kill endangered animals. 
  • Some people pay a lot of money for endangered animals – for example, $20,000 for the horns of a bighorn sheep. 
  • The Kemp’s ridley species, only found near a small coastal area in Mexico, is the most endangered sea turtle species in the world. 
  • The two students also found that some markets sold endangered fish labeled as other fish. 
  • They are endangered animals, and we must help them. 
  • This can help endangered animals. 

(Definition of “endangered” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)