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By JONATHAN ROMEO
The Durango Herald 

Future of elk in southwest Colorado in jeopardy

 

November 23, 2018



DURANGO, Colo. (AP) — The future of elk in Southwest Colorado is in jeopardy.

Over the past few years, herds in the region have been slowly dying off, and wildlife officials are concerned about the iconic ungulate's ability to survive in healthy numbers in the long term.

The issue involves a mystery: About half of the elk calves born in Southwest Colorado die within six months. Of the survivors, another 15 percent perish before they turn a year old.

And researchers don't know why, The Durango Herald reports .

The problem encompasses wildlife mismanagement: After record high elk population...



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