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Elk (Wapiti)

Cervus canadensis


Elk belong to the deer family. Large bulls may weigh 800 lbs. The bulls have large antlers, which are shed each year.


Elk live in forests and forest edge habitat.


One of the best places to watch elk is Rocky Mountain National Park in Colorado. The elk in the park are habituated to humans and tend to ignore them and a full gamut of behavior can be observed with patience.

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eliza.roman.16 8 years ago


Gordon Dietzman
Spotted by
Gordon Dietzman

Colorado, USA

Spotted on Feb 28, 2011
Submitted on Feb 28, 2011

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