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The North Carolina mountains provide habitats to wildlife found nowhere else in the state. This wildlife includes the Appalachian cottontail, Carolina northern flying squirrel, brook trout, Virginia big-eared bat, and hellbender. While none of these species are endangered at the moment, air pollution and encroaching development are among threats they face.
Krautwurst relates interesting information about fireflies, including that they are not flies at all. There are around 2,000 firefly species worldwide and about 150 in North America. North Carolina has around 35 firefly species.