Friday, November 27, 2009

Elk Fight For Mate

Elk shed their antlers each March, but they start to grow back as early as May so they're fully grown again by the late-summer breeding season. During the breeding season, bull elk strip the velvet from their new antlers, using them in fights that determine who can mate with whom. Usually the males with the biggest antlers win; they're typically the older males of the herd.

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