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North American Elk

Location: North America

Population: 42,000,000

Male elk, called bulls, typically grow large, branching antlers that can span up to four feet or more. These antlers are one of the fastest-growing tissues in the animal kingdom, capable of growing up to an inch per day during the peak of their growth. Elk use their antlers primarily for mating rituals and dominance displays during the rut (breeding season). Interestingly, each year, the antlers are shed and regrown, making it an annual cycle for these majestic creatures.