Range constraints to introduced elk (Cervus canadensis
) in southwestern Yukon, Canada.--Arctic 66: 470-482.
For instance, antlers of Elk (Cervus Canadensis
) reach lengths of 129.5 cm, with a maximum growth rate of 1 to 2 cm/d (Goss, 1983), and Price and Allen (2004) also indicated that during the period of rapid growth, the antlers of large species of deer (wapiti or moose) will elongate by more than 2 cm per day.
Blue Elderberry berries are commonly eaten by other large mammals, including American Black Bears (Ursus americanus; Parish and others 1996; Auger and others 2002) and Rocky Mountain Elk (Cervus canadensis
nelsoni; Kufeld 1973).
latrans) and whose intermediate host is usually a wild cervid such as elk (Cervus canadensis
), deer (Odocoileus spp.), caribou (Rangifer tarandus) or moose.
It is relatively common for conspecific male cervids to be injured, sometimes fatally, while fighting during breeding season (e.g., mule deer Odocoileus hemionus, Marchinton and Hirth, 1984; moose Aloes americanus, Child, 1998; elk Cervus canadensis
, Geist, 2002).
Instead, our study of the Manasquan specimen relies on morphological comparisons to cervical vertebrae of four large North American cervids: Alces alces (moose), Alces scotti (elkmoose), Rangifer tarandus (caribou), and Cervus canadensis
* Jesse Chambers, University of Calgary, is researching the habitat carrying capacity for elk (Cervus canadensis
) in the Takhini Valley, Yukon Territory;