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Elk
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
  • Small tails
  • 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.

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