What’s the difference between elk and caribou?

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Elk and caribou are both members of the deer familydeer familyCervidae is a family of hoofed ruminant mammals in the order Artiodactyla. A member of this family is called a deer or a cervid. … The 54 species of Cervidae are split into 18 genera within 3 subfamilies: Capreolinae, or New World deer; Cervinae, or Old World deer; and Hydropotinae, comprising the water deer.https://en.wikipedia.org › wiki › List_of_cervids

List of cervids – Wikipedia

and are herbivores. However, an adult elk is taller and weighs more than an adult caribou. When it comes to antlers, only male elk have them whereas antlers are found on both female and male caribou.

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