BEMIDJI, Minn. (AP) — Wildlife officials have captured and collared six more moose in Voyageurs National park to study the effects of climate change on the animals.
That brings to 18 the number of moose in the northern Minnesota park wearing GPS.
Steve Windels, a wildlife biologist at the park, tells Minnesota Public Radio News (http://bit.ly/GDk1l3) there's also a new timber wolf study under way, but the unusually warm winter hindered that effort.
Windels says officials need fresh snow to locate packs when they do an aerial capture of wolves. But they weren't able to capture and collar any wolves.
Park biologists plan to put GPS collars on three wolves later this year using live traps. Windels says there are an estimated 50 moose and between 30 and 50 wolves inside the park boundaries.
Information from: Minnesota Public Radio News, http://www.mpr.org
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