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the elk

Elk is also known as wapiti. Meaning of Elk is a light-colored deer as per Native American. Their life span goes to 12 years. Their height goes up to 1.5m. Elks are mostly found in the continent of North America and eastern parts of Asia.
Their living habit differs as if it is summer they migrate to High Mountain while during winter they get in large herds and return to lower valley. Elks are herbivorous animal who likes grasses, plants, leaves and others.

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Yellowstone Elk
Elk (Cervus elaphus) are the most abundant large mammal found in Yellowstone; paleontological evidence confirms their continuous presence for at least 1,000 years. This video demonstrates the danger of approaching elk during the fall rut.

Elk Facts
Have you ever wondered how a bull elk's antlers grow, how elk stay warm in the winter?

Elk are also called wapiti, a Native American word that means "light-colored deer

Elk Video
Video of elk in a natural setting.

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