Carnivores and scavengers could help reduce CWD

Bobcats may only deposit a fraction of the infectious prions on the landscape that they eat, early study results show

Wyoming Game and Fish biologists and technicians have spent the last year and a half feeding four captive bobcats ground meat infected with chronic wasting disease. The study isn’t to see if bobcats can contract the disease — it hasn’t been shown to cross the species barrier to carnivores like big cats — the goal is to see what comes out the other end.

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