Roosevelt Elk

An assortment of photos of Roosevelt Elk taken on the northern California and Oregon coast.

The Elk is one of the largest species of deer in the world, and is found in North America, Europe, and Asia. The males grow antlers, which are shed and regrown annually. They inhabit forests, grasslands, and tundra. They are herbivores, feeding on grasses, shrubs, and other vegetation. They are social animals, and form herds during the non-breeding season. Mating occurs in the fall, calves are born in the spring. The mother elk is highly protective of the calves. In some areas Elk populations are threatended by habitat loss or hunting.

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