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A moose researcher holds moose calf twins in 2013. Biologists have changed tactics in recent weeks in an effort to reduce how many calves are abandoned by their mothers. (Photo courtesy Glenn DelGiudice, Minnesota DNR)

Researchers find some Minnesota moose moms abandon collared calves

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Minnesota moose researchers during the past two springs have tried to capture and place radio collars on newborn calves, only to have many of the moose mothers abandon their young.

The problem surfaced in 2013, during the first year of a major scientific study to find out why Northeastern Minnesota’s moose population, including calf survival, has been crashing.

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