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Tule Elk Tule Elk

At one time, elk roamed the plains of North America as far as the eye could see. then, as the pioneers moved westward, the elk population decreased dramatically. This is the story of the rise and fall of the tule elk of California.

The smallest of three subspecies of North American elk, tule elk live among the cattails, or tule reeds, on the California plains in the Central Valley. This book examines the life cycle and habitat of tule elk. Richard Hewett's dramatic color photographs catch these majestic animals in all their wild beauty.

Book notes

Tule Elk is a Carolrhoda Nature Watch book.

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  • Reviews
    School Library Journal, 1989

    Grade 3-6-- Another informative, appealing book in the series, this one is about the smallest American elk, at one time almost extinct. Arnold describes the elks' life span, habitat, food, enemies , and reproduction. The large, full-color photographs extend and clarify the text, such as pictures of the elk during mating season and of one hiding a newborn elk in the grass.