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Wapiti or Elk

Cervus canadensis


An ungulate and one of the largest land mammals in North America possessing an even number of toes on each foot and a four chamber stomach.


Native to North America but are highly adaptable and found throughout the world. They thrive in forest and forest edges as they are primarily grazers but browse as well.


-Did you know that a yearling bull elk is known as a spike? -And the top two canine teeth are ivory, possible a remnant of saber-like tusks their ancestors may have used for survival -A bulls antlers are shed each year and can grow to weigh 40 pounds!

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VicLoya 8 years ago

Thanks Alice. Would love to visit the everglades and tropics of Florida... Maybe not in August though ;-)

alicelongmartin 8 years ago

I do enjoy a winter picture when I am sitting and sweating in the tropics of Florida. Nice job!

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Submitted on Aug 9, 2012

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