Elk

Elk
Kingdom
  Animal
Class
  Mammal
Species
  Elk

 
Status
  Least Concern
Added by
  JindoJeff - cheetah
Date Updated
  Fri Jan 10 21:00:44 2014
Image Credit
  JindoJeff
Image Comment
  Taken at Rocky Mountain National Park.
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Sorter Stats: Hits 65   At Bats 95   Average 0.684 Habitats: coniferous_forest temperate_forest grassland

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Elk Facts & Trivia for kids

  • Elk are one of the largest species of deer.
  • Male Elk have large antlers that they shed each year.
  • Elk have feet like cows.
  • Often male Elk will challenge one another during fall.
  • During breeding season, male Elk make loud calls to attract a mate.
  • Elks mark their territory by stripping bark from nearby trees.
  • The name Elk and Wapiti refer to the same animal species.
  • Elk eat grasses, sedges and flowering, non-woody plants.
  • Elk live about 8 to 12 years.
  • Male Elk weigh about 700 pounds, females weigh about 500.
  • Male Elk are called bulls and females are called cows.

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