One reason might be the lack of diseases on the open prairie. Experts are struggling to determine why the moose is dying off so rapidly in Minnesota.
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While moose are vanishing from the forest, they're thriving on the prairie
Biologists are looking at what might account for the success of moose on the North Dakota prairie, while their Minnesota forest cousins are disappearing. One theory is that diseases carried by forest parasites are not found on the prairie.
Loose moose turns heads in southern Minnesota
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Dwindling moose population could impact tribal traditions
A 2012 aerial survey last winter used 49 sample plots to estimate that there are about 4,200 living moose in Minnesota. The population declined 14 percent from last year. This decrease could impact Native American moose hunting in the region.
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Minnesota without moose? Expert says it looks that way
Bullwinkle Moose hailed from Frostbite Falls, Minnesota, but his species may become just a memory in the state. A DNR aerial survey shows northeastern Minnesota has already lost half its moose. Scientists don't know what's causing the animals to die off. The DNR doubts there's anything the state can do.
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