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Greater Yellowstone Elk-wolf Study Shows Elk Having Fewer Calves Due to Changes in Nutrition

July 15, 2009

elk Wolves have caused elk in the Greater Yellowstone ecosystem to change their behavior and foraging habits so much so, that herds are having fewer calves, mainly due to changes in their nutrition. Full Story

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