The elk (Cervus elaphus) is a large hoofed ungulate able to eat from 16-20 pounds of grasses, willows, alders and mountain maple in a given day. Elk in British Columbia have been yellow listed (not at risk).
Sub-alpine habitat consisting of meadows and stands of pine and aspen. The elk tend to move into the valley bottoms as the snow begins to cover the sub alpine in the fall.
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For more information on this species, visit: The BC Species and Ecosystem Explorer and enter "elk" in the species Name field.