Common Name: Eastern Elk; New Zealand Red Deer (extant subspecies);
Binomial Epithet: Cervus Canadensis
Pronunciation: sir-vehs; cahn-awd-en-sihs;
Name Meaning: (cervus) Deer; (canadensis) From Canadensis
Approx. Average Weight: 350 lbs.
Diet: Most Vegetation
Closest Living Relative: New Zealand Red Deer (same Species; see Below)
The Introduced elk in New Zealand may be in fact eastern elk, as the animals were still alive in there native habitat at the time of shipment.