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Researcher says removing non-native wild burros from Death Valley NP is counterproductive

Death Valley National Park is stunningly barren. Silt hillsides crowned with rock and scree give way to dry streambeds and barren salt flats, the air dancing under a pitiless sun. The largest park in the lower 48 states, it contains the lowest elevation point in the country — nearly 300 feet below sea level — and has set the global heat record. It’s a place that seems utterly antithetical to life, certainly not the sort of terrain where you’d expect to find a thriving population of wild burros.


Yet there are thousands of them in Death Valley, clustering for the most part around natural springs and park buildings.


https://undark.org/article/death-valley-burros-fate/

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