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Colorado Mouse to Remain on Endangered Species List

The U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service rejected a petition to remove the Preble's meadow jumping mouse, which is found only in Colorado and Wyoming.

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The Preble’s meadow jumping mouse, found only in Colorado and Wyoming, will remain on the Endangered Species list, announced the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service this week. A group of homebuilders and ranchers had petitioned for its removal, arguing that it is not a distinct subspecies worthy of protection.