While moose are dying in Minnesota, they're thriving in North Dakota

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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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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