Cold weather increases Wyoming wildlife deaths

Published: Mar. 21, 2019 at 8:47 AM CDT
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Increasing numbers of wildlife deaths across parts of Wyoming have been attributed to cold weather and record snowfall. Herds of wild antelope and mule deer are struggling to find refuge from frigid temperatures and have been struck down by cold, malnutrition and car accidents after wandering onto roads to avoid large snow drifts.

Officials are asking residents to watch for wildlife on the roads and keep pet dogs from bothering weakened animals.