Elk Mating-at Madison

Elk Mating-at Madison


The elk or wapiti is one of the largest land-dwelling animals in North America, Central, and East Asia, where it lives in mountain meadows, forests, and forest edges.

It is also the largest wild herbivore, or cervid, second only to the moose. The Roosevelt’s elk, Tule elk, Rocky Mountain elk, and the Manitoban elk are four of the six North American subspecies that still exist in the wild, while the Eastern and the Merriam’s Easter elk subspecies are extinct. Today, elk is popular as a hunting game, while its meat is a specialty in some restaurants and stores and its antlers are used in novelty items and traditional East Asian medicine. Although some herds suffer from infectious disease, the general population is increasing and listed as Least Concern on the IUCN Red List.



Elk Mating-at Madison

 

Elk Mating-at Madison

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