Elk Bull Photo – Aurelia Schanzenbacher Sisters Fine Arts – Canvas
Male elk are called bulls and females are called cows. Average size varies, but elk are one of the largest species in the deer family. Mature bull elk typically weigh 600-1,000 pounds. Elk have a two-tone coat with a light-brown body that transitions into a much darker mane. They also have a distinctive white patch of fur on their rump. Elk also have very large and impressive antlers. A mature bull Yellowstone elk normally has six and sometimes seven (or more) tines on each antler.