Elegant and powerful, the Swedish moose is a very picture of a nation’s heritage. At the moment, the fate of the species rests on its ability to adapt to environments other than the frigid Swedish clime.
That’s right– in the southern part of the country, it’s actually too warm for the moose, and combined with a number of other factors, is forcing the animals north. It’s the higher temperatures that worry scientists most, as the change brings new species to the area, increasing competition for resources and cutting the moose out of a substantial amount of nutrients needed to sustain moose calves.
The Swedish newspaper Kvallsposten reported on this issue just a few days ago, and cited Professor Goren Ericsson of the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, who believes that the preservation of Swedish forests is crucial to the animals’ well-being.
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