Moose moms abandoning research calves
DULUTH — Minnesota moose researchers the past two springs have tried to capture and place radio collars on newborn calves, only to have many of the moose mothers abandon their young.
The problem surfaced in 2013, during the first year of a major scientific study to find out why northeastern Minnesota’s moose population, including calf survival, has been crashing in recent years.
The situation became so dire last month that officials nearly canceled the entire project.
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