Real life ‘Teddy Bear’ is now at risk
#Cosmoread: Real-life inspiration for everyone’s favorite plush toy just got a new lease on life.
Iconic animal that “teddy bear” Inspired – – more than two decades, the Louisiana black bear is considered a threatened species. But soon adorable fuzzy bear endangered species list, the US Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) announced on Thursday (10 March) will be removed.
“This is a great comeback story,” Louisiana Rep. Ralph Abraham said at a news conference about the announcement. “I’m excited that our beloved teddy bear Louisianans here will be looking for the next generation to enjoy.
Teddy bear in real life
Louisiana black bear (Ursus americanus luteolus) first entered the national consciousness in 1902 a bear hunting trip in Mississippi, President Theodore “Teddy” Roosevelt’s calling an old bear was tied to a tree and his colleagues trapped refused to shoot the episode “unsportsmanlike.” The story spread in the newspapers in the US, the Washington Post published an editorial cartoon by leading. New York City saw a cartoon candy store owner and put two stuffed bears – which he “Teddy bear” is called – in his shop window, according to Theodore Roosevelt Association. Plush toys are so popular that the owner started the mass production.
One of the world’s most beloved toys inspiring, however, the species had fallen on hard times. Louisiana black bear once Louisiana, Mississippi and East Texas weather flooded southern roamed forests. By 1980, however, people had deleted or modified from the habitat, bears head to be listed in 1992, when as few as 150 bears were living in the wild is threatened.
Iconic species recovery, a host of governmental and non-governmental organizations to help with private landowners, bald cypress, and oak and gum forests where bears live, 750,000 acres (3,035 square kilometers) has worked to restore. The majority of the Louisiana black bear habitat on private land falls, Louisiana farmers’ hard-native hardwood forests, and patches of agricultural land to restore the financial incentive were offered.
Black bear rises again
Now, between 500 and 750 Louisiana black bears roam the US, FWS estimates. FWS also make sure that the bear population can be sustained released a monitoring plan.
“President Theodore Roosevelt that will be enjoyed exactly why we are gathered here today,” the US Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell said during the press conference. “With so many partners work together across private and public land conservation ethic when he resolved to address the disturbing trends for the wildlife as part of the National Wildlife Refuge System for the establishment of a standing symbol. ”
Louisiana governor John Edwards Bell where the state bears a mammal “Our country and Louisiana, the iconic symbol is called”.
1973 Bear Endangered Species Act (ESA) was protected under. Worldwide, more than 2,000 species are listed as endangered under the Act or threatened, of which about 1,500 are native to America.