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New Findings On Wolf And Elk Populations In Yellowstone National Park

posted Jan 15, 2016, 1:48 PM by chloe owens

9/16/15, by Aimee Cobabe, Utah State University

New Findings On Wolf And Elk Populations In Yellowstone National Park

…Dan MacNulty, a professor of wildland resources at Utah State University is studying the relationship between wolves and elk in the Park…“We’re getting a lot of insights on what the impact of wolves is on adult female elk survival and on their reproduction, pregnancy rates, as well as the survival rates of their calves over the winter…One of the results that I think did surprise me to some degree, is that the average age of an adult female elk killed by wolves has changed very little in the 20 years that we’ve had wolves in Yellowstone.”…the number of wolves in the park is on the rise, but their future is still uncertain…

http://upr.org/post/new-findings-wolf-and-elk-populations-yellowstone-national-park

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