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The elk or wapiti is one of the largest species within the deer family, Cervidae, in the world, and one of the largest land mammals in North America and Eastern Asia. This animal should not be confused with the still larger moose to which the name "elk" applies in British English and in reference to populations in Eurasia.

Elk range in forest and forest-edge habitat, feeding on grasses, plants, leaves, and bark. Male elk have large antlers which are shed each year. Males also engage in.. more

Similar species: Even-toed Ungulates
Species identified by Maureen 'Mo' Figueira
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By Maureen 'Mo' Figueira

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Uploaded Oct 30, 2012. Captured Oct 27, 2012 09:46 in 338 Maurus St, St Marys, PA 15857, USA.
  • Canon EOS REBEL T3
  • f/9.0
  • 1/166s
  • ISO3200
  • 250mm