Elk, cervus elaphus, along the Madision River in Yellowstone National Park in Wyoming. Elk have been in the Yellowstone area for more than 900 years. They can be seen in just about every section of the park, although they are known to prefer the grassy, open areas that provide easy forage for large herds. Although the males often travel by themselves, calves and cows can be seen in large numbers in the Gardiner and Mammoth areas and Lamar Valley. Elk are also frequently seen in the Madison-Firehole area, where low elevations and new growth offer year-round opportunities for food. Native term for Elk is Wapiti.
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