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Photo of an Elk

Passages for Large Mammals 27 of 44
Photo of an Elk
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

Elk and grizzly bear are two species often seen in the project area. Elk are large deer with white tails, reddish-brown bodies, and large spreading antlers (which they shed every year). They're seen mostly in national parks, usually in groups of 25 or more. Elk feed on grasses, herbs, twigs, and bark. They migrate up mountains in the spring and return in the fall. Males have a high-pitched bugling call. Elk live 14-25 years. They use the Banff underpasses more often than any other species.

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