Louisiana Black Bear No Longer Endangered, Department of Interior Says

May 20, 2015 7:50 PM

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Louisiana Black Bear No Longer Endangered, Department of Interior Says

The Louisiana black bear is set to be removed from the endangered species list, the U.S. Department of Interior announced.

The bear, which was the original inspiration for the “Teddy Bear,” has been the focus of conservation efforts for more than 20 years. On Wednesday, U.S. Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell and Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal announced that because of that conservation push, the U.S. Fish and Wild...

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