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05/20/2015 02:53 PM EDT

BIG NEWS: The Louisiana black bear is no longer endangered thanks to conservation efforts over the past 20 years. President Theodore Roosevelt made the Louisiana black bear famous in 1902 when he spared one from his trophy collection and it became the inspiration for the “Teddy Bear.” Learn more:

Photo of a Louisiana black bear eating grass by Pam McIlhenny, USFWS.