Bakersfield and Kern County are home to some of the largest agricultural and energy producing facilities in the country, if not the world. Additionally, urban development, both residential and commercial, has changed much of the area from a rural, unpopulated area to one where the impact of humans has become very visible.
One problem associated with all of this development is the loss of habitat for certain animal species. The habitat loss has become so severe that some animals have been declared endangered by either the U.S. government or California or both. As a result, developers, business persons, and residents must take care if these animals are encountered.
Here is a list of 5 endangered animals once common to the Bakersfield and Kern County areas that can now only be found in limited areas.
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