Do Elks Fight? (How and Why They Fight?)

Fighting between members of the same species is almost universal among animals. No matter what kind of animal, from vertebrates to non-vertebrates, almost everyone fights for their survival.  The same is true for elk, who engage in fights mainly to show dominance, find mates, and continue their bloodlines. Of course, it has nuances, and we, … Read more

Elk In The Winter (How Do They Handle The Cold?)

Elk, also called wapiti, are one of the larger species of deer and the biggest terrestrial mammals in North America. When we think of elks, we often picture them in green pastures, so you may wonder how elk fare in the winter. Elks do well in the winter thanks to their thick insulated coats that … Read more

Elk Hygiene 101: How Do Elks Keep Themselves Clean?

Elks, Cervus elaphus canadensis, or Wapiti, are the largest species within the deer family or Cervidae. They are usually present in Central and East Asia and North America. Like all living beings, elk tend to get dirty from laying down in the mud, running around in the forest, and just from doing their everyday activities, … Read more