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Wolves scare elk into eating less, contributing to population decline.

By July 17, 2009March 19th, 2015No Comments

Wolves may be partly to blame for the declining elk population in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem — but it’s not from predation, a new study finds. It’s more likely that fear of wolves has pushed elk to higher-elevation feeding grounds where they eat less food, and as a result have lower birthrates, Brett French of the Billings Gazette reports.

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