Elk

Taxonomic Name: Cervus Canadensis


Conservation Status:
Least Concern (IUCN)

Type: Mammal

Longevity in the Wild: 10 - 13 years

Diet: Herbivore - grasses, bark, and forbs
 
Size: Height at shoulder: 1.2 - 1.5 metres

Weight: 170 - 540 kg

Group Name: Herd
 
Fun Fact: Elk, also called Wapiti, are one of the largest members of the deer family. Every year, males grow a large set of antlers that can reach 1.2 metres long. These antlers shed in the spring and regrow each year.

You can find elk in the Zoo in the Boreal section. 

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