Shedding Elk

a photo of elk shedding
Two elk (Cervus elaphus canadensis) are still shedding in this photo, while one has already put on her summer coat.

Photo courtesy of Rocky Mountain National Park.

a photo of an elk licking its coat
A young bull elk licks at his shedding winter coat to help remove it.

Photo provided courtesy of and copyright by Walton Campbell

Last updated: March 31, 2012

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