Yellowstone elk count down 24%

January 14, 2011 by  
Filed under Trail Boss News

Images During an aerial survey in late December, biologists in Yellowstone National Park counted 4,635 elk, a 24 percent decline from the 6,070 animals counted a year earlier. While the one-year decline seems dramatic, Doug Smith, Yellowstone’s wolf project leader, said a number of factors lead him to question “how good this count is.” National Park Traveler and Jackson Hole News & Guide.



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