Rocky Mountain Elk
American Black Bear

About

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.

Fun Facts

Scientists believe the elk’s ivories (large canine teeth) are rudimentary tusks. A wolf pack will take on an adult elk, but, surprisingly, more adult elk are killed by mountain lions than wolves. Of course man is a major predator as well.

Conservation Status

Least Concern

Annual Cost of Care

The cost to care for this animal per year is $1,000.

Through our Adopt a Species program, you have an opportunity to provide for this animal’s needs by paying for the annual cost of care. Check out our Donate page for other ways you can give!

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