Dakota National Park to cull bison and elk herds

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Elk herd to be culled. Image by Linda Tanner / CC BY 2.0

The National Park Service will cull the bison and elk herds at Theodore Roosevelt National Park in North Dakota, citing a need to thin the amount of animals that have no natural predators in the park. Officials say they will remove about 400 bison and donate them to American Indian tribes in nearby states. About 20 elk will be removed and the meat will be donated to charity. Read more: nytimes.com

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