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Eli Elk Supports Conservation Northwest (CN)

Elk IconThis elk represents one of the largest land mammals in North America and Eastern Asia, also known as wapiti.    In many families, hunting Elk is an important family tradition, and the meat is known to be leaner and higher in protein than beef or chicken.  Elk provide sustenance for many animals too, such as bears, coyotes and cougars.  Preserving the habitat and migration habits of these creatures, and those that depend on them, is important to consider now, so we can make good decisions for new bridge and road construction, and policies that impact all animals of the forest.

How Will This Support the Elk?

Elk at the Forest EdgeAlthough populations of Elk are not under any immediate danger, they are included in our lineup of Bitty Mugs to bring awareness to the importance of habitat preservation and planning.  For example,  we could build more land-bridges they (and many animals) need for migrations across the country. Conservation Northwest has done incredible research on animal behaviors, and we hope to see more implementations of wildlife overpasses, land bridges, fish ladders, and animal habitat creation.  Support Conservation Northwest  by purchasing this mug and a minimum of 10% of net profits will go to directly to this fantastic 5-star organization in the Pacific Northwest.

A Little about Elk

Male Elk laying in the GrassElk live in the forest and forest-edge habitat, primarily in North America and East Asia.  They have been introduced in other countries such as Argentina, Australia and New Zealand.  These animals adapt well to habitats that include grasses, plants, leaves and bark, because those are their favorite foods.  The male Elk has large antlers that he uses to wrestle other males during mating season.  At the end of the year, the horns are shed and they grow back in the spring.  If you've ever heard an Elk scream (called bulging), you know they can be very loud.  Apparently the louder and more often an elk bulges, the more the ladies like him. 

Why Support Conservation Northwest?

Conservation Northwest funds projects that protect wild lands, restore forests, and educate people of all ages on the importance of all kinds of wildlife preservation.  Their projects benefit bears, wolves, fish, owls and multiple watersheds, to name a few.  Every dollar sent to the organization is used to fund researchers, educators and wildlife experts in the Pacific Northwest.  The people behind this organization have an intimate understanding of what is best for our wild lands, and their good work will benefit many generations to come.  Support Conservation Northwest, and help build a better future. 

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