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Kurt Miedtke, with Quicksilver Inc., a wildlife capture company in Fairbanks, Alaska, holds twin radio-collared moose calves. Scientists involved in the research project were surprised to find that 58 percent of the cows that delivered calves this month had twins. They had expected only a 20 to 30 percent rate of twin births. (Photo by Glenn DelGiudice / Minnesota DNR)

Northland moose researchers see harsh realities of food chain

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Back in January, wildlife researcher Glenn DelGiudice promised Minnesotans they would see results very quickly from his planned study of moose calves in the state’s northern forests.

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Unfortunately for the moose, he was right.

Within days of finishing a Minnesota Department of Natural Resources effort to capture 49 moose calves and fit them with GPS transmitter collars, 22 of the newborns already have died, most killed by black bears and wolves.

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