Does your little nature lover like coloring? Do you wish you give him a combined lesson on geography, zoology and art all at once? If you nodded along, then you should consider reading our post below.
The coastlines of North America teem with life, from humans to plants to fascinating animals. One of these fascinating animals is elk. It is one animal that you are sure to see on your trip to any ecological park in North America. There are half a dozen species of elk, most of them residing in North America. Let’s take a look at the different subspecies of Elks through our ten high quality Elk Coloring pages.
10 High Quality Elk Coloring Pages:
1. An Elk:
Get your kid excited about learning animals with this exciting elk coloring page. Elk is an animal similar to deer in appearance. It is the second largest animal of the deer family. Elks can live in almost all types of conditions, except the humid forests and driest western deserts.
2. Elk With Long Antlers:Sponsored
This elk in the diagram has extra-long antlers don’t you think so? Did you know that an elk’s antlers could grow up to 1 inch per day? The antlers of elk have a coat of fussy skin called velvet. The velvet coating on their sharp antlers peels out during the summer. The antlers of Elks are also hefty. A set of antlers on an elk can weigh more than 40 pounds.
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3. Rocky Mountain Elk:
The Rocky Mountain is one of the most common species of elk. This powerful and swift animal inhabits the west of the Mississippi River. But the largest herd of Rocky Mountain Elk resides in Colorado, which has more than 3000000 animals in it.
4. Merriam Elk:
The Elk coloring sheet features an extinct species of elk, the Merriam Elk. But why are they fighting? We believe they are fighting for food. Merriam elk resided in the Southwest United Sates, mainly around the New Mexico and Arizona. These Elks were smaller than most of the Elks, weighing less than 500 pounds.
5. Eastern Elk:
The Eastern Elk is a relatively new species of elk discovered by the North American scientists. They are the toughest species of elk to hunt, as they don’t bugle as much as Tule or Roosevelt’s elk. The eastern Elks thrive in the Mediterranean climate with ample vegetation near its range.
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6. Manitoban Elk:
This subspecies of elk is endemic in the Saskatchewan and Manitoba regions. Compared to the other species of elk, the Manitoban elk is large, but it has small antlers. This sub-species of elk almost became extinct in the 1990s but has recovered now. All thanks to the conservation efforts of the North American Wildlife Society.
7. Elk Wandering For Food:
The Elk coloring sheet shows an elk wandering in search of food. We hope he finds some soon. Elks feed on all kinds of plants but prefer eating grass. They can even eat the twigs, juniper, needles of fir and even young hardwood trees, especially during winter.
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8. Tule Elk:
Tule elk is endemic only in the marshes and deserts of California. But staying in these regions is not all easy. The temperature is way above 100 degrees; the water is scarce, and the few oak trees provide little shade. But these conditions do not bother the Tule Elks. The living conditions may be uncomfortable, but these Elks get plenty of greens to eat in the California’s central valley.
9. A Calm And Peaceful Elk:
This elk looks so calm and peaceful watching over his Rocky Mountain home. Elks like darkness. You’ll mostly find them at dusk or dawn in open areas like grasslands, meadows, and clear cuts. Give this coloring page some bright, forest colors. And make sure you talk to your keen observer about this deer as he colors.
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10. Roosevelt’s Elk:
This Elk coloring page features a Roosevelt’s elk. It is the largest species of elk and can weigh up to 1000 pounds. The Roosevelt’s elk has a dark coat that helps it hide in the thick forests and trick the early hunters. These elks munch on grasses and leafy plants all along summer and willows and bushes in winter.
We hope your kids enjoy these fun-filled Elk coloring pictures. If you have any queries or suggestions about our elk coloring pages, then leave a comment below.
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