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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.