Minn. sees steep decline in young moose population; animal's decline in state continues | Star Tribune
Of the 49 calves fitted with GPS collars in May shortly after they were born, four slipped their collars and 11 died of complications immediately following their capture, mostly because they were abandoned by their mothers, researchers said.
Twenty-four of the remaining 34 calves died within four months. Sixteen were killed by wolves, four were killed by bears, two were abandoned, one drowned and died of unknown causes.
"As they get bigger, their chances get better. But they still have all of winter to get through." Researcher Glen DelGiudice said.