The word "extinction" is powerful - we're talking about a word that means an entire population has been completely wiped out. It's tough to imagine being that we're human and most of us don't regularly think about "human extinction"... it's the stuff of science fiction movies and something we really can't comprehend.

For six species of animal in Idaho, however, extinction is a real possibility.

There are six animals on the verge of never being seen alive again

Using information from the Idaho Governor's Office of Species Conservation, we're sharing six species in Idaho that are on the verge of going extinct. Notable species that are on the verge of ending up on the endangered list include the grizzly bear, yellow-billed cuckoo, and even the Northern Idaho ground squirrel.

Surprisingly, two snails made the list which makes us want to be that much more cautious of where we walk when we go hiking. Other endangered animals are even given a "designated critical habitat" or a "geographical area that contains essential features for the conservation of a species."

6 Idaho Animals That Are About To Be Wiped Out Forever

There are six species on the verge of extinction in Idaho according to the Idaho Governor's Office of Species Conservation.

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Unfortunately, not every creature in Idaho is worth saving. Seven creatures are trying to destroy Idaho and must be stopped. From damaging our infrastructure to our crops, here are the critters to be on the lookout for...

7 Creatures Are Trying To Destroy Idaho And Must Be Stopped

We’re not saying to rally the troops and fortify your homes but these are not the creatures you want to find in or around your home in the state of Idaho.

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Idaho's wildlife sure is... well, wild. Some of the animals you'll find might even scare the living daylights out of you or worse... send you on a way trip to the afterlife.

Here are seven scary animals that might not kill you and one that most certainly will.

7 Idaho Animals That Might Not Kill You, And 1 That Absolutely Will

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