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Elk

Cervus canadensis

Description:

Deer-like torso but much larger neck and head

Habitat:

Yellowstone

Notes:

Herd of them crossing a river with their calves.

1 species ID suggestions

Yasser
Yasser 6 years ago
Elk
Cervus canadensis Elk

2 Comments

Jacob Gorneau
Jacob Gorneau 4 years ago

Hi there. Since you know the identity of your organism, please go ahead and fill in the scientific name field. This allows the spotting to fully enter the database and become complete, letting groups and individuals use the data and find your spotting. It also takes the spotting off the "unidentified" list. Thank you!

Here's a great Project Noah blog entry that explains the spotting process:

http://blog.projectnoah.org/post/2870249...

ctwing77
ctwing77 6 years ago

These are Elk. The handout the Park Service gives you at the gate to Yellowstone Park will help you to correctly identify these and other large mammals in the park.

Wyoming, USA

Lat: 44.65, Long: -110.94

Spotted on Aug 8, 2010
Submitted on Aug 9, 2010

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