Posted by: Sandy Steinman | May 24, 2022

Why are so many moose dying in Maine?

Popular Science reports

Maine is moose country. Outside of Alaska, it has the country’s largest population of the world’s largest cervid. But the Pine Tree State’s iconic animal is under threat from a far smaller creature. Since winter, in a corner of the state with the highest concentration of moose, encompassing parts of Piscataquis and Somerset counties, 86 percent of calves tracked by scientists have died. The culprit in most cases: winter ticks.

Read more at Why are so many moose dying in Maine? | Popular Science

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