Minnesota moose die from wolves, ticks, abandonment and disease August 9, 2014

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Minnesota moose die from wolves, ticks, abandonment and disease August 9, 2014 Minneapolis Star Tribune 
... deaths of 54 that were tracked as part of the biggest and most high-tech research study ... By far the greatest number, primarily calves, were killed by bears and wolves. A number were abandoned by their mothers ... Calves suffered a 71 percent mortality rate after only one summer, ... Moose need a mortality rate of 50 or 55 percent in the first year of life to maintain their population ...


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