- Known As: Olympic Elk
- Height: 2.5–5 ft to shoulder
- Length: 6-10 ft
- Weight: Bulls 875 lb, Cows 700 lb
- Habitat: Elk live in the rain forests of the Pacific Northwest. They migrate into areas of higher altitude in the spring, following the retreating snows and in the summer they can be found in high open mountain meadows. In the fall they travel back to lower wooded slopes, favoring wooded areas and sheltered valleys for protection from the wind during the winter months.
- Diet: Elk require large amounts of food due to their body size and herding tendencies. They eat about 3 lb of food per day for every 100 lb they weigh. Elk eat herbaceous plants such as grasses and sedges from late spring to early fall and woody plants including high bush cranberry, elderberry, and devil's club during the winter. Elk have also been known to eat blueberries, mushrooms, and salmonberries.