Elk

Elk are also known as Wapiti and live in the Rocky Mountains and northwest coastal areas in forests and prairies. They are golden brown. A bull Elk has a dark brown mane and grows antlers. They eat leaves and other plants.

Go to Naturescapes: Elk for more information.

Movies

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The following movies and photographs were taken at Yellowstone National Park.

Bull Arrives
http://tipt3.utoledo.edu/starters/elk/bullarrives.mov
Description (QuickTime Movie, no sound): A bull elk walks across river to challenge a young bull.

Bull Drinks
http://tipt3.utoledo.edu/starters/elk/bulldrink.mov
Description (QuickTime Movie, no sound): A bull elk walks down hill, bugles, moves across grass, and drinks at the river.

Bull Takes the Females
http://tipt3.utoledo.edu/starters/elk/bulltakes.mov
Description (QuickTime Movie, no sound): A bull elk guides female wlk across river.

Bull Bugles
http://tipt3.utoledo.edu/starters/elk/elkbugle.mov
Description (QuickTime Movie, with sound): A bull elk bugles with sound.

Bull Rubbing Antlers
http://tipt3.utoledo.edu/starters/elk/elkrubbing.mov
Description (QuickTime Movie, with sound): A bull elk rubbing antlers on tree branches.

Elk Rut
http://tipt3.utoledo.edu/starters/elk/elkrut.mov
Description (QuickTime Movie, with sound): Bull elk chases female and bugles. Include bugle sound.

Elk Wood
http://tipt3.utoledo.edu/starters/elk/elkwoods.mov
Description (QuickTime Movie, with sound): Elk eating in the woods near river.

Small Bull Chases
http://tipt3.utoledo.edu/starters/elk/lilbullcall.mov
Description (QuickTime Movie, no sound): Small bull elk chases female.

Small Bull Cleans
http://tipt3.utoledo.edu/starters/elk/lilbullclean.mov
Description (QuickTime Movie, no sound): Small bull elk cleans himself.

Small Bull Leaves
http://tipt3.utoledo.edu/starters/elk/lilbullgoes.mov
Description (QuickTime Movie, with sound): Small elk leaves after challenge.

Small Bull Bugles
http://tipt3.utoledo.edu/starters/elk/lilbullru.mov
Description (QuickTime Movie, with sound): Small elk bugles and leaves after challenge.

Young Bull Elk Closeup
http://tipt3.utoledo.edu/starters/elk/youngbull.mov
Description (QuickTime Movie, no sound): Young bull elk scratches and walks.

Photographs

Bull Arrives from Across River
http://tipt3.utoledo.edu/starters/elk/bullarrives.jpg

Bull Drinks from River
http://tipt3.utoledo.edu/starters/elk/bulldrink.jpg

Bull and Two Females
http://tipt3.utoledo.edu/starters/elk/bullgroup.jpg

Bull Takes Females Across River
http://tipt3.utoledo.edu/starters/elk/bulltakes.jpg

Bull Bugles
http://tipt3.utoledo.edu/starters/elk/elkbugle.jpg

Bull Closeup of Head
http://tipt3.utoledo.edu/starters/elk/elkbugleCU.jpg

Bull Closeup - Large Photo
http://tipt3.utoledo.edu/starters/elk/elkbugleCULG.gif

Elk Rubbing
http://tipt3.utoledo.edu/starters/elk/elkrubbing.jpg

Elk Bugling
http://tipt3.utoledo.edu/starters/elk/elkrut.jpg

Elk in Woods
http://tipt3.utoledo.edu/starters/elk/elkwoods.jpg

Bull Call
http://tipt3.utoledo.edu/starters/elk/lilbullcall.jpg

Bull Cleaning
http://tipt3.utoledo.edu/starters/elk/lilbullclean.jpg

Bull Leaves
http://tipt3.utoledo.edu/starters/elk/lilbullgoes.jpg

Bull Elk
http://tipt3.utoledo.edu/starters/elk/lilbullru.jpg

Young Bull
http://tipt3.utoledo.edu/starters/elk/youngbull.jpg

 


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The photographs and movies above can be used in educational projects, but may not be reproduced for sale. Be sure to include the following citation somewhere in your project. Insert the title of the photograph or movie where it says ImageName.

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Created 2/04.