Maxwell Wildlife Refuge - Bison, Elk, and the Kansas prairie - Sean Tomlinson
Curiosity with Antlers

Curiosity with Antlers

These two bull elk are warily watching us at Maxwell on a bitterly cold December morning in 2016. The elk aren't afraid of humans necessarily, but they're skeptical and careful of interacting around humans. While we think elk are mountain species (and indeed this Wapiti is descended from mountain elk), 150 years ago elk roamed the Great Plains with legendary millions of bison.

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