Name: Elk also called Wapiti, Cervus elaphus
Description: A large reddish-brown deer, of several species closely allied to the Moose. Enormous flattened antlers in the male.
Location: Europe and North America
Special Features: Males have antlers
Can weigh over 1000 pounds
Can be almost six feet at shoulder
Strong herding instinct
Light colored rump
Diet: Predominantly grazers of grass, seedlings, berries, mushrooms.
Neat Fact: Antlers fall off in March and regrow every year.