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Animals Fleeing Yellowstone Spark Fears of Supervolcano Eruption

Yellowstone Caldera

Yellowstone Caldera

Disinfonauts may remember that one of the apocalyptic scenarios put forth for December 21, 2012 (the end of the Mayan Long Count Calendar) was an eruption of the supervolcano at Yellowstone National Park, causing a sort of “nuclear winter.” In the wake of the largest volcanic eruption at Yellowstone in 34 years (see report from Reuters), there are reports of a mass exodus of the animals living in the park, triggering fears of a true supervolcano eruption of the type envisioned for 2012. From Epoch Times:

A number of bloggers are posting videos that show bison and other animals allegedly leaving Yellowstone National Park, prompting theories that as earthquakes ramp up the seismic activity will set off the Yellowstone supervolcano.

Two of the main bloggers behind the discussion stress that there’s no way to know when the supervolcano will go off but note that the 4.8 magnitude earthquake that hit on March 30 seemed to set off a reaction from the animals, who are moving for a reason.

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‘Most Famous Wolf in the World’ Shot by Hunters

RIP 832F…

Via New York Times:

Yellowstone National Park’s best-known wolf, beloved by many tourists and valued by scientists who tracked its movements, was shot and killed on Thursday outside the park’s boundaries, Wyoming wildlife officials reported.

The wolf, known as 832F to researchers, was the alpha female of the park’s highly visible Lamar Canyon pack and had become so well known that some wildlife watchers referred to her as a “rock star.” The animal had been a tourist favorite for most of the past six years.

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