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High Beaver Numbers in Voyageurs National Park Benefit Fragile Moose Population

The abundance of beaver in Voyageurs National Park in northern Minnesota may be taking some of the predator pressure off of the park’s moose herd. Research has revealed that that many wolves in the park choose to hunt and eat beaver instead of moose and deer. As a result, the park’s moose numbers have remained stable while populations of moose are declining across nearly all of Minnesota’s moose range.

Learn more about the Voyageurs Wolf Project.