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#1531 ski3pin

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Posted 15 November 2021 - 04:35 PM

Transplanted Tule Elk in California's Owen Valley

 

 

 

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#1532 Wandering Sagebrush

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Posted 15 November 2021 - 09:05 PM

Nice images, nice animals!


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#1533 Casa Escarlata Robles Too

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Posted 15 November 2021 - 09:50 PM

Monte where did the Elk come from?

Nice shots.

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#1534 ski3pin

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Posted 15 November 2021 - 10:18 PM

Tule Elk - smallest of the elk subspecies in N. America - were native to California's great central valley. When Europeans arrived it is estimated the elk numbered 500,000. By 1874 it was believed they were extinct. A Bakerfield rancher discovered a small remaining herd on his ranch. 22 herds - descendants of that tiny population - are now transplanted around California, as in Owens Valley and Point Reyes National Seashore, and the current number of elk is estimated at 5700.


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#1535 Lighthawk

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Posted 16 November 2021 - 04:30 AM

Thanks for the historical perspective. 

Imagine half a million elk in the Central Valley when the grasses were waist-high!  Only 170 years ago.


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#1536 pvstoy

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Posted 16 November 2021 - 05:36 AM

Thanks for the historical perspective. 

Imagine half a million elk in the Central Valley when the grasses were waist-high!  Only 170 years ago.

 

...and all the other animals since gone... Grizzle bears and ....


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