tule elk


: a relatively small elk (Cervus elaphus nannodes) native to California

Examples of tule elk in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web It was established by then-president Barack Obama in 2015 to protect the region’s biodiversity including tule elk, relic prairies and riparian habitat. Ari Plachta, Sacramento Bee, 2 May 2024 Previous stamp stars include the black bear, tule elk, sturgeon, spiny lobster and bald eagle. Lila Seidman, Los Angeles Times, 11 Jan. 2024 Set aside a few hours for a misty out-and-back hike on Tomales Point Trail, where wildflowers and tule elk can be spotted, or try the short-but-stunning Chimney Rock Trail. Chelsee Lowe, Travel + Leisure, 23 Apr. 2023 The tule elk, whose magnificent antlered presence is one reason about 2.5 million people visit Point Reyes National Seashore each year, may be at risk of dying from dehydration, say wildlife advocates who fear a repeat of the drought conditions that wiped out nearly half of a herd five years ago. Nora Mishanec, SFChronicle.com, 1 Sep. 2020 Mammoths once sipped at Tulare Lake’s shores, and tule elk ranged in its marshlands. Shawn Hubler, New York Times, 2 Apr. 2023 Before agriculture subdued the mountain rivers, much of the southern San Joaquin Valley was transformed each spring into marsh teeming with tule elk and antelope, honkers, and gray and Canada geese. Times Staff, Los Angeles Times, 28 Mar. 2023 The lawsuit, filed Monday in the U.S. District Court of Northern California, contends that administrators of the picturesque park along the Marin County coast are prioritizing dairy and beef operations over wildlands and wildlife, including the area’s famous herds of tule elk. Kurtis Alexander, San Francisco Chronicle, 11 Jan. 2022 Read more about the tule elk here. Los Angeles Times, 22 Apr. 2021

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First Known Use

1939, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of tule elk was in 1939

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“Tule elk.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tule%20elk. Accessed 17 Jun. 2024.

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