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Yellowstone elk herd suffers 24 percent decline in 2010

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avatar Yellowstone elk herd suffers 24 percent decline in 2010
January 13, 2011 03:49PM
BILLINGS — Wildlife officials said Wednesday that an acclaimed elk herd in Yellowstone National Park dropped in size by 24 percent over the last year — as predators, hunters, recent drought and deep snows all took a toll. As recently as 1994, the northern Yellowstone elk herd was the largest in North America with almost 20,000 animals that roamed between the park and Montana’s Paradise Valley.

http://helenair.com/news/article_64177296-1ee4-11e0-bc87-001cc4c03286.html
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