In Europe the name elk refers to the same animal as the North American animal called a moose. Both of these are common names for the scientific name 'Alces alces'. In North America, however, the common names elk and moose are two different species. Moose, as explained above, are 'Alces alces', while elk are 'Cervus canadensis'. Another name for 'Cervus canadensis' is wapiti. Both 'Alces alces' and 'Cervus canadensis' belong to the 'cervidae' or deer family.
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Members of the Cervidae family include: White-tail deer, Black-tail deer, Moose, Caribou, and Elk are all in the same family. You can go to wikipedia and search all of those names to find out more information about them.
A moose has bigger antlers. And it is also the largest member of the deer family.
Most of the elk family resemble moose from a distance but Wapiti in North America are often mistaken for moose.
The moose and the elk are both part of the deer family. The moose is also the largest member of it. You can tell a moose apart by it's huge palpate antlers (on the males) and its bulbous overhanging nose. On the other hand, an elk is much smaller and more slender with branching antlers. A male elk also has a shaggy throat sack, but they do not have the bulbous nose that the moose has.
A moose is classified as a member of the deer family and is the largest member. It is also known as the European elk in Europe.
elk, deer, wapiti North American moose are called elk in some parts of Europe and Asia. North American elk are also called called wapiti. All are members of the deer family.
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There's a breed of Moose that Europeans call an Elk. [see: European Elk (not Canadian Elk)]
The common name for a Moose is Moose or Elk.
One, two, or and entire herd, they are always referred to as "elk". (same with moose, sheep, caribou and deer)
No. Elk are only the second largest species of deer in the world. Moose are the largest.
The irish elk was the size of a moose.
In Europe the moose is called an Elk.
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Caribou and elk are not exactly the same species but both are members of the deer family
Individualism- moose Population- two mooses Community- moose, deer, and elk Ecosystem- moose, deer, elk, flat plains
yak In Europe a moose is called an elk.