The Stately American Elk, Daily Racing Form, 1919-11-13


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THE STATELY AMERICAN ELK Now Unit the buffalo survives only iu a few preserves, the elk is the most interesting, as it is the most beautiful, of our remaining wild animals. In tltls day of Americanism it would be a fine tiling if its typical American animal should come to be- known by his Indian name of wapiti. The wapiti is the largest of the red deer family and closely resembles his smaller brother, the European stag. The wapiti is not properly an elk, as the European elk is more closely allied to the American moose. The wapiti is now numerous only in the states of Wyoinug, Idaho : and Montana, though nearly 4,000 head are thought to remain in Colorado, and considerable numbers are scuttered through western Cauudu.

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