Mammals of Pennsylvania Online Resource

Common Name: Elk or Wapiti

Scientific Name:
Cervus elaphus  

Forest edges and meadows.

Herbivorous—feeds mainly on grasses while available; browses, in winter, on bark and twigs.

Interesting Facts:
The original elk herd disappeared from Pennsylvania in the late 1800s.
Today, the Game Commission manages a reintroduced herd in McKean, Elk, and Cameron counties.

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