Q&A: DNR official discusses declining moose population

Moose twins
Twin moose calves, one boy and one girl, are making their public debut today at the Minnesota Zoo. They were born on May 20. The calves, which are still unnamed, are the first moose to be born at the zoo in almost a decade.
Photo courtesy of the Minnesota Zoo

Minnesota's moose population is declining sharply.

Population estimates from the Department of Natural Resources show that since 2006 the population has dropped from almost 9,000 to 4,200.

Mark Lenarz, a DNR researcher and an expert on the moose population in the state, speaks with MPR News about why the population is dropping and what it may mean for the future.

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