Rocky Mountain Elk

Rocky Mountain Elk

Genus
Cervus
Species
elaphus
Life Span
10-15 years in the wild, 25 years in captivity
Geographic Range
Live primarily in western North America, especially in mountainous landscapes
Offspring
1-2 calves
Conservation Status
Least concern
Fun Fact
Scientist believe an elk’s top two canine teeth, which are called ivories, are rudimentary tusks. When a male elk is growing antlers the antlers are covered in a fuzzy skin called velvet and can grow as much as one inch per day.