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March 9, 2021
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Elk Genes
(wgvu) - JEROME, Mich. (AP) - A scientist hopes DNA from elk bones will
help efforts to restore them in their old southern Michigan range.
Bones, antlers and teeth have been found about 75 miles
southwest of Detroit in Jerome.
Elk haven't roamed southern Michigan for centuries. The state
Department of Natural Resources estimates that upward of 900 elk
live in the northern Lower Peninsula.
Hillsdale College biologist Anthony Swinehart says he will try
to compare DNA from the bone marrow with modern elk. He tells the
Hillsdale Daily News that he wants to see if elk being reintroduced
to northern Michigan are the right ones for the state and its
Swinehart says he also will try to determine when the animal
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