Manitoban elk

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Manitoban elk
Two elk banff.jpg
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Artiodactyla
Family: Cervidae
Subfamily: Cervinae
Genus: Cervus
Species: C. canadensis
Subspecies: C. c. manitobensis
Trinomial name
Cervus canadensis manitobensis
(Erxleben, 1777)[1]

The Manitoban elk (Cervus canadensis manitobensis) is a subspecies of elk found in the Midwestern United States (specifically North Dakota) and the southern regions of Canada's prairie provinces (specifically Manitoba, Saskatchewan, and north-central Alberta).[2][3][4] Compared to the Rocky Mountain elk, it is larger in body size, but has smaller antlers. The subspecies was driven into near extinction by 1900, but has recovered since then.


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