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Number of animals call Pa. home

September 11, 2011
By Walt Young ( , The Altoona Mirror

While working on a couple of personal projects recently involving the animals and plants here in Pennsylvania, I've gained a new appreciation for the amount of biodiversity we have in the Keystone state. To have the variety of flora and fauna we enjoy requires a variety of habitats to support their specific needs, and although Pennsylvania ranks 33rd in size among the 50 states, the amount of ecological diversity here is quite remarkable.

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