updated 12:53 PM EST, Wed July 09, 2014

"It’s a historic moment for the ordinary-looking chub – it’s about to become the very first fish species to be delisted following an impressive recovery."

And now for some happy conservation news! The Oregon chub, a small ray-finned fish found only in Oregon’s Willamette River, is making a lucky leap off the US government’s Endangered Species List.

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