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Mt. St. Helens' Elk Herds


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The land surrounding Mount St. Helens is some of the newest in the world. A moonscape typography created by an explosive volcanic blast, little plant and wildlife was left unscathed. Special vegetation planted after the blast however, has provided an unintentionally abundant food supply for a once dwindling species of elk on the mountain. Now making an unexpected comeback, biologists monitor the growth of the population to ensure their survival.

First Broadcast: 1991

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