Wolves Might Not Be The Biggest Threat Towards Elk

From KUNC:

“Critics of wolf reintroduction in the Mountain West say the canine is the biggest threat to elk, but a new study says that’s not necessarily true.

The study looked at Yellowstone elk and found that mountain lions had the largest effect on elk behavior.

Lead researcher Michel Kohl said male cougars in particular are more efficient hunters than wolves, and elk seem to be appropriately more scared of them.”

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