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Ticks take a toll on the health and longevity of New Hampshire's moose population. One obvious symptom of illness, such as anemia, is hair loss, according to Kristine Rines, who has been the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department's moose project leader since 1985. (DAN BERGERON PHOTOS)
Steep declines in moose populations in the United States have so far not been seen to the same extent in Ontario and Quebec, but biologists in both provinces say they are keeping an eye on the drop in moose numbers south of the border.