LPB will air a documentary tonight that looks at the comeback of the Louisiana Black Bear. Black Bears have been on the Endangered Species List since 1992, when there were fewer than 300 of them in the world. Now there could be as many as one-thousand bears in the state.
"The show is going to be about a full year in the life of the bear program," says LDWF large predator expert Maria Davidson.
"Alive! In America's Delta, Black Bear Comeback," will profile biologists who are attempting to preserve the bear's natural habitat.
Davidson says the show will give Louisiana residents a better understanding of what is going on with the bear.
"We've had cameramen capturing all that we have to deal with from nuisance bears, to road kill, to speaking with land owners and visiting dens," Davidson said.
Davidson says she's glad that LPB has done this documentary because the Black Bear population should continue to keep growing which is a great accomplishment for the state.
"So if people are in areas that don't have bears now, they could come in the future," Davidson says. "We want people to know about them and have an appreciation for them.