Watch: Elk respond to massive Colorado fire

Elk tagged with GPS collars help Colorado wildlife biologists observe how wildlife respond to wildfire.
Credit: Colorado Parks and Wildlife via YouTube

The Cameron Peak Fire is the largest wildfire in Colorado history at nearly 209,000 acres. Colorado Parks and Wildlife has 30 elk (Cervus canadensis) with GPS satellite collars in the burn area, and their location data helps to illustrate how wildlife reacts and moves when fire comes across the landscape. Wildlife biologist Angelique Curtis discusses what the satellite collars on the elk in the fire zone are showing us.

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