Elk
(Cervus canadensis)
As An Animal Of The Americas
Found In The Wildlife Safari

The elk, or wapiti (Cervus canadensis), 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. 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. [from wikipedea]
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Male With Antlers
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Elk external link (Cervus canadensis)
As An Animal Of The Americas
Found In The Wildlife Safari internal link
In Winston, Oregon external link
(Date Photographed: 12:47:42 Thursday 24 September 2015)
(Date Published: Saturday 17 December 2016)
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A male elk with antlers, browsed for food between two llama.


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Antlers
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Elk external link (Cervus canadensis)
As An Animal Of The Americas
Found In The Wildlife Safari internal link
In Winston, Oregon external link
(Date Photographed: 12:47:45 Thursday 24 September 2015)
(Date Published: Saturday 17 December 2016)
© 2016 Terry Costales
Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License
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Closer photograph of the male elk with his handsome antlers as he ate from a feed trough. "In parts of Asia, antlers and their velvet are used in traditional medicines." [from wikipedia]


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Male Walked
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Elk external link (Cervus canadensis)
As An Animal Of The Americas
Found In The Wildlife Safari internal link
In Winston, Oregon external link
(Date Photographed: 12:49:46 Thursday 24 September 2015)
(Date Published: Saturday 17 December 2016)
© 2016 Terry Costales
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A male elk walked between a llama and the camera. "Male elk engage in ritualized mating behaviors during the rut, including posturing, antler wrestling (sparring), and bugling, a loud series of vocalizations that establishes dominance over other males and attracts females." [from wikipedia]


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Sunlight On Antlers
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Elk external link (Cervus canadensis)
As An Animal Of The Americas
Found In The Wildlife Safari internal link
In Winston, Oregon external link
(Date Photographed: 12:49:51 Thursday 24 September 2015)
(Date Published: Saturday 17 December 2016)
© 2016 Terry Costales
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An even closer photograph of the male's head with sunlight highlighting his antlers. "Only the males have antlers, which start growing in the spring and are shed each winter." [from wikipedia]


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Female In Water
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Elk external link (Cervus canadensis)
As An Animal Of The Americas
Found In The Wildlife Safari internal link
In Winston, Oregon external link
(Date Photographed: 12:49:51 Thursday 24 September 2015)
(Date Published: Saturday 17 December 2016)
© 2016 Terry Costales
Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License
#T15_1753


A female elk stood beside the road, knee-deep in the water of a small lake. "Elk live 20 years or more in captivity but average 10 to 13 years in the wild." [from wikipedia]


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Female On Hillside
(6 of 6) (637 views)

Elk external link (Cervus canadensis)
As An Animal Of The Americas
Found In The Wildlife Safari internal link
In Winston, Oregon external link
(Date Photographed: 12:49:51 Thursday 24 September 2015)
(Date Published: Saturday 17 December 2016)
© 2016 Terry Costales
Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License
#T15_1758


Another female elk stood on the hillside and watched cars pass from the safety of shade. "Elk have a tendency to do most of their feeding in the mornings and evenings, seeking sheltered areas in between feedings to digest." [from wikipedia]


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