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08/14/2013 03:17 pm ET Updated Aug 20, 2013

Puffins Facts, Figures And Trivia Shared Through National Audubon Society Infographic

If you love cute, funny animals as much as we do, the Atlantic puffin is probably already on your radar. With their bright red beaks and sweet little squawk, puffins are a popular bird.

Thanks in part to a large Icelandic population, puffins are of "least concern," according to the IUCN. However, their status in the United States is a different story. Smithsonian magazine reports that only one pair of puffins could be accounted for in the U.S. by 1901. Thankfully, the National Audubon Society's Project Puffin has been a major contributor in resuscitating a colony of these unique creatures, helping them grow from a nearly depleted population to a modest recovery in the U.S.

Check out this amazing infographic below, courtesy of the National Audubon Society and designed by Carousel30.

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