(WILDLIFE) MINNESOTA – Wildlife officials in Minnesota have suspended all moose hunting, as moose populations continue to drop for unknown reasons. Minnesota has two major moose populations—one of them is now close to extinction, while the other has less than 3,000 moose, a very rapid and major decline from its previous number of 8,000.
Scientists are still working to figure out what’s causing the drastic change, even spending $1.2 million on advanced technology that will help them find dead moose more quickly in order to get more accurate necropsies. However, most attribute the dwindling population to a variety of factors such as climate change and hunting. Read the article below to find out more about why moose populations are on the decline. – Global Animal
Veterinarian Tiffany Wolf takes a blood sample from a moose. Photo credit: Brian Peterson/Minneapolis Star Tribune
Veterinarian Tiffany Wolf takes a blood sample from a moose. Photo credit: Brian Peterson/Minneapolis Star Tribune

Read the New York Times article here: http://www.nytimes.com/2013/10/15/science/earth/something-is-killing-off-the-moose.html?hp&_r=0

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