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Elk (Wapiti)

Are elk color blind?

Answer

Wiki User
10/12/2008

Elk can see colors as research has that they have cones - the essential part of the eye used for seeing color. However, they have much fewer cones than humans do, which means they see colors of a different wavelength better.

They see colors more toward the violet end of the spectrum better. I suggest not wearing blue when you are trying to get close to an elk.