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What Do You Know About Elk?

I have spent my whole life enjoying wildlife and elk have been a big part of that. North American Elk, or Cervus elaphus, are split by some biologists into six subspecies.I have been lucky enough to live where they are plentiful and I have been able to enjoy their changes through those seasons. I have seen elk give birth. I have seen the young take their first steps. When they are much bigger than deer and seem to be the “king” of the forest. I have even seen moose turn and walk away. Let’s see how many elk basics you know.

  • What is a group of elk called?

    • Herd
    • Flock
    • Gang
  • What is a female elk called?

    • Doe
    • Cow
  • What do elk eat?

    • Omnivores
    • Herbivores
    • Carnivores
  • An elk bugling sounds more like

    • Grunting
    • Barking
    • Screaming
  • The average lifespan of an elk is

    • 3years to 6 years
    • 10 to 12 years
  • When a bull elk is growing his antlers it is said the elk is

    • In the velvet
    • In the rut
  • A bull elk can run in a spurt at

    • 25 miles per hour
    • 15 miles per hour
    • 45 miles per hour
  • A full grown elk can jump over a fence

    • 10 ft tall
    • 6 ft tall

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