Everyone in Minnesota has a moose story! But moose numbers in northern Minnesota are rapidly declining. The state has lost almost 50% of its moose since 2006. The Minnesota Zoo is working with the University of Minnesota, Duluth, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, and other partners to better understand the reasons behind moose decline and what we can do to ensure their future survival. Research has addressed the following questions: 

1. Where and when are moose at highest risk from predation?
2. Where are moose most likely to pick up parasites from white-tailed deer?
3. Where do moose go when it is hot outside?


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Funding and Other Support The Minnesota Zoo is grateful for the funding and other support it has received for these projects from: Minnesota’s Clean Water, Land, and Legacy Amendment; Minnesota Department of Natural Resources; University of Minnesota Duluth’s Natural Resources Research Institute; Minnesota’s Environmental and Natural Resources Trust Fund; Voyageurs National Park; Grand Portage Indian Reservation; Fon du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa; 1854 Treaty Authority; and Morrie’s Auto Group.