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Yellowstone Elk Know How To Avoid Wolves And Mountain Lions

From the National Parks Traveler:

Viewed as prey by both wolves and mountain lions, elk in Yellowstone National Park have figured out how best to avoid those predators, according to a new study.

While the elk aren’t always successful, the ability of many elk to dodge the predators on a daily basis explains why elk, mountain lions, and wolves all are “thriving on the Yellowstone landscape,” said Dan Stahler, a Yellowstone biologist who participated in the research.

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