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Twin Elk Calves Born at Highland Wildlife Park

Posted By : The Animal Facts Editorial Team

Date: May 31, 2021 8:10 pm

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Twin elk calves have been born at Highland Wildlife Park and are currently doing well

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A pair of European elk twins have been born at the Royal Zoological Society of Scotland’s Highland Wildlife Park. Mother Cas gave birth on Friday May 14th 2021. The father of the calves is known as Raven.

Becky Pink, senior animal keeper at Highland Wildlife Park, said, “We are delighted our two new arrivals are doing well so far. The first few weeks are crucial to their development and we will be keeping a close eye on them as they grow.” 

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Twin elk calves have been born at Highland Wildlife Park and are currently doing well

Photo Credit: RZSS

Eurasian elk were once native to Scotland. They are now extinct here but range across much of Europe. Elk are the largest living species of deer.

Becky added, “Although our elk are one of the tallest animals here at the park, they are masters of camouflage and can be difficult to spot. We recommend anyone trying to spot our new family be patient and visit the drive-through reserve a couple of times throughout their visit." 

“Every visit helps care for our amazing animals, like our elk calves, and protects threatened species in Scotland and across the world.” 

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Keepers are currently unsure of the gender of the two calves. Once this is determined they will be able to name the calves.

Learn more about Highland Wildlife Park on their website – Highland Wildlife Park

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Twin elk calves have been born at Highland Wildlife Park and are currently doing well

Photo Credit: RZSS

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