The Roosevelt elk, also known as Olympic elk, is the largest of the four subspecies of elk in North America. They live in the rain forests of the Pacific Northwest and were introduced to Kodiak, Alaska's Afognak and Raspberry Islands in 1928. The desire to protect the elk was one of the primary forces behind the establishment of the Mount Olympus National Monument in 1909. This bull was seen at the Dean Creek Wildlife Preserve near Reedsport, Oregon.
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