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Wolves find happy hunting grounds in Yellowstone National Park http://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2007-08/uoa-wfh083007.php 1 of 2 9/1/07 11:26 AM Public release date: 30-Aug-2007 [ Print Article | E-mail Article | Close Window ] Contact: Ryan Smith ryan.smith@ualberta.ca 780-492-0436 University of Alberta Wolves find happy hunting grounds in Yellowstone National Park If Mark Boyce could converse with elk, he might give them a word of advice: avoid open, flat, snowy areas near rivers and roads. A biological scientist at the University of Alberta, Boyce analyzed 774 wolf-elk kill sites and concluded that spatial patterns of predation between wolves and elk are more strongly influenced by landscape features than by wolf distribution. "We found that even though wolf and elk populations overlapped in many areas of our study, the kill sites did not correlate with the areas of overlap as much as they were consistent with certain landscape features, such as proximity to roads," Boyce said.
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