North American elk .: CW69-4/80-1990E-PDF

"The North American elk, or wapiti, is the largest form of the red deer species Cervus elaphus. "Elk" is the name by which most Canadians know this majestic deer. "Wapiti," meaning "white rump," is the Shawnee Indian name and the common name preferred by scientists, because the animal known as an "elk" in Europe is not a red deer at all but a close relative of the North American moose"--p. [2].

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Publication information
Department/Agency Canada. Environment Canada.
Canadian Wildlife Service.
Title North American elk .
Series title Hinterland who's who
Publication type Series - View Master Record
Language [English]
Other language editions [French]
Format Electronic
Electronic document
Note(s) Digitized edition from print [produced by Environment and Climate Change Canada].
"Text: E.S. Telfer"--Colophon.
Cover title.
Issued also in French under title: Le wapiti.
Publishing information Ottawa : Canadian Wildlife Service, c1990.
Author / Contributor Telfer, E. S.
Description [4] p.
Catalogue number
  • CW69-4/80-1990E-PDF
Subject terms Wildlife
Nature conservation
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