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Lower Risk Categories * Least Concern (LC or LR/lc): Least Concern or lowest risk. There are plenty of the species. * Near Threatened (NT or LR/nt): Near Threatened. Close to qualifying for a threatened category in the near future. Threatened Categories

* Vulnerable (VU): considered to be facing a high risk of extinction in the wild.

* Endangered (EN): considered to be facing a very high risk of extinction in the wild.

* Critically endangered (CR): considered to be facing an extremely high risk of extinction in the wild. Other Categories

* Extinct in the Wild (EW): known only to survive in captivity.

* Extinct (EX): no reasonable doubt that the last individual has died.

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