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Return of the wolves: How deer escape tactics help save their lives


February 28, 2019

Two white-tailed deer seen in 2015 on a wildlife camera in eastern Washington.

Newswise - As gray wolves continue to make a strong comeback in Washington state, their presence can't help but impact other animals - particularly the ones these large carnivores target as prey.

White-tailed deer and mule deer, two distinct species common in Washington, are among wolves' favorite catch. Wolves will chase deer great distances - sometimes upwards of 6 miles (10 kilometers) - in search of a satisfying meal. How these two deer species respond to the threat of being pursued by wolves in the early years of this predator's return could shed light on changes to their behavior and numbers.


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