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Chronic Wasting Disease

Added by yongli on 08/02/2016 - 15:37, last changed on 09/19/2016 - 11:51

Male Mule Deer

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Chronic wasting disease (CWD) is a contagious neurological disease that affects members of the deer family, causing erratic behavior and weight loss that eventually results in death. CWD is classified as a transmissible spongiform encephalopathy (TSE), a family of diseases that includes bovine...

Elk Culling

Added by yongli on 05/10/2016 - 10:56, last changed on 05/02/2017 - 15:39
Culling is a wildlife management practice involving the lethal reduction of a species. It has historically been used as a means to control ungulate (hoofed animal) populations in Colorado and throughout the United States. As recently as 2009, it has been used in combination with other population...

Rocky Mountain Elk

Added by yongli on 08/02/2016 - 15:22, last changed on 01/25/2017 - 13:36
Rocky Mountain Elk ( Cervus canadensis nelsoni ) are large mammals in the deer family that live in Colorado’s forests. Revered as a symbol of the American West, they have played an important role in Colorado’s ecology and natural history. Each year, millions of people travel to Rocky Mountain...
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