Adorable Elk Calf Debuts at Queens Zoo

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    Julie Larsen Maher

    A bouncing baby elk is the newest member of the woodland habitat at the Wildlife Conservation Society's Queens Zoo. 

    The zoo says the male calf, born June 10, is the fifth member of the herd. Roosevelt elk, which are the largest subspecies of elk and one of the largest land animals in North America, weigh about 25 pounds at birth and adult males can weigh up to 1,100 pounds.

    They have distinct coats with a dark brown head and pale brown torso, and live from northern California to southern British Columbia. 

    To find out when you can see the elk calf and the rest of the herd, visit the Queens Zoo's website. 

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