Although whale sharks are massive, they are generally docile and inoffensive to humans. Whale sharks are even sometimes nice enough to let human swimmers hitch a ride.
Learn more about the Whale Shark.
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Other Names and/or Listed subspecies:Group:
2 subspecies endangered: M. S. Butterfly (Neonympha mitchellii mitchellii), Saint Francis' Satyr Butterfly (Neonympha mitchellii francisci)
InsectsStatus/Date Listed as Endangered:
EN-US FWS: N. m. mitchellii - June 25, 1991, N. m. francisci - April 18, 1994
Area(s) Where Listed As Endangered:
Indiana, Michigan, New Jersey, North Carolina, Ohio
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