|Female elk are called "cows", but they are not the same as the cattle (beef cows). Males are called "bulls". Babies are called "heifer calves" or "bull calves".|
There are wild elk herds in Colorado, but some elk have been domesticated and are raised on ranches. Elk have not been domesticated as long as other livestock such as cattle and hogs, but elk have been raised commercially since well before 1900. There are elk ranches in many of the United States. They are also ranched in Canada, New Zealand, Australia, Russia, China, Korea and Mexico.
|Click here to see our elk.|
|Click here for more pictures of elk.|
|"A few facts about elk page" is available on the Kids Farm CD.|
|Click here to listen to a cow elk clatter.|
|Click here to listen to a bull elk bugle.|
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