Age:  animals wolves have preyed upon are aged.  Many are found to be the younger and older members of the herd, often the most vulnerable members.

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The average age of adult elk taken by wolves in Yellowstone was 15 years old, which in human years, is equivalent to over 70 years!

By removing the non-productive members of the herd, wolves ensure the productive members will have more to eat during the winter.

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