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Elk (Wapiti)

Cervus canadensis

Description:

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

Habitat:

Elk live in forests and forest edge habitat.

Notes:

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
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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