The Case of the Disappearing Moose: Is it the Magic of Global Warming or Wolves?
<body><div id="article"><tr><td height="23" valign="middle" width="184"></td><td valign="middle" width="185"></td></tr><h1>The Case of the Disappearing Moose: Is it the Magic of Global Warming or Wolves?</h1><p>June 7, 2007 (LPAC)-- The mystery of the disappearing moose has been solved by blaming global warming. At least, according to the Feb/March 2007 issue of <em>National Wildlife</em> magazine, which is the house publication of the pro-evironmentalist back to nature National Wildlife Federation. The study came to the conclusion that global warming was the reason that the moose pregnancy level has dropped over the past 10 years. The study also blamed global warming for the increased presence of parasites in the moose herd.</p><p>But the real reason for the moose population's decline is not very mystical, but more in line with nature. Naturalists from the University of Montana, who have been studying the wolf population since the reintroduction of the wolves in the Yellowstone park area of Montana in the late 1990's, have seen that in the last couple of years, with colder than normal winters with larger amounts of snowfall, the wolves have been hunting in larger packs. This has had the effect of tripling the number of moose killed per day. Wow!</p></div></body>