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After 42 Years, Yellowstone Grizzly Will Be Taken Off Endangered Species List

Citing a population rebound, the Interior Department has announced plans to strip the bear of federal protection. But some groups are skeptical, and they've signaled they're prepared to resist.
A grizzly mother and her cub in Wyoming's Yellowstone National Park. / KAREN BLEIER / Getty Images

For the first time in more than four decades, the Yellowstone grizzly bear is set to lose its federal protections under the Endangered Species Act. Citing a rebound in the bear's population, the U.S. Department of Interior announced its intention Thursday to end these protections and return oversight of the animal's status to the

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