UW Research: Hungry Moose More Tolerant of Wolves’ Presence

By University of Wyoming

Driven by the need for food, moose in western Wyoming are less likely to change their behavior to avoid wolves as winter progresses, according to new research by University of Wyoming scientists.

The findings, published today (March 13) in the journal Ecology, provide new insights into the interactions of the region’s apex predators and their prey. The results also highlight the complexity of the relationships between wolves and big-game species, making it difficult to reach general conclusions about whether and how fear of wolves has impacted the ecosystem, the researchers say.

Read more here: http://www.uwyo.edu/uw/news/2019/03/uw-research-hungry-moose-more-tolerant-of-wolves-presence.html