Watch these rare forest dwellers return to their native habitat!
Elephant, © Kelsey Schwenk
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Manta ray, © Konstantin Tkachenko/Marine Photobank
Even with the strictest protections, it may take decades for manta rays to recover.

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Bison highway, © Paul Shea
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Elephant, © Kelsey Schwenk
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Mexican gray wolf, © USFWS
Hundreds of activists rallied across the Four Corner States to speak up for Mexican gray wolves as state commissions threatened their recovery.