The Roosevelt Elk (Cervus canadensis roosevelti) is the second largest member of the deer family. Bulls can weigh over 1000 pounds and shed their antlers each winter. Elk primarily graze on grasses, forbs, and other leafy vegetation, but in the fall they browse, feeding on shrubs and trees. During the fall mating season, bands of elk form larger herds. Mature bulls congregate separately nearby, but eventually join the herd, challenging each other with their bugling as they compete for mating privileges. When breeding activities end, the herds disperse into smaller bands for the winter. Calves are born in late spring, when food is most abundant.
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