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Banff Springs Snail
Banff Springs Snail
© Parks Canada / Lynch, W. / 09.93.10.18(08), 2002

This snail lives in only one place on earth-the thermal springs in Banff National Park. Not many creatures could live in this habitat, where the temperature can reach 44 degrees Celsius and there is very little oxygen! Unfortunately, this rare creature has already disappeared from two of the nine thermal springs where it used to live.

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