Endangered species list could be getting more prickly

October 06, 2012

This week, the U.S. Fish and WIldlife Service proposed adding two cacti to the endangered species list.

Two cacti could get federal protection The Acuna cactus (L) and Fickeisen plains cactus (R) could both get federal protection. The photo on the right is actually of 13 Fickeisen cacti specimens.(Photos by Mark Brodie - KJZZ)

KJZZ's Mark Brodie spoke with Kim McCue of the Desert Botanical Garden about the cacti, and just how rare they are.