tule elk

noun

Definition of tule elk

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

Examples of tule elk in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Herds of tule elk, collecting in sub herds for mating, are sprinkled across the reserve. Tom Stienstra, San Francisco Chronicle, 3 Sep. 2021 While tule elk once roamed much of Central and Northern California, their numbers plummeted to near extinction over the past century and a half. Kurtis Alexander, San Francisco Chronicle, 11 June 2021 Many say the practice is wrecking the scenic landscape and at odds with the park’s mission of protecting wildlife, most notably the area’s famed herds of tule elk. Kurtis Alexander, San Francisco Chronicle, 21 Apr. 2021 In 1978, state and federal wildlife managers moved some of the last tule elk in California back to the northern tip of the park at Tomales Point in an attempt to save them from extinction. Susanne Rust Staff Writer, Los Angeles Times, 14 Apr. 2021 The area is also home to tule elk, a subspecies of the North American elk, that lives only in California. Kurtis Alexander, San Francisco Chronicle, 21 Apr. 2021 There’s weird stuff happening at Point Reyes National Seashore north of the San Francisco Bay Area, where more than 150 tule elk died this winter. Los Angeles Times, 15 Apr. 2021 Inland, tule elk, coyotes, assorted raptors, weasels, badgers, foxes, barn swallows and bobcats may surround you in the park’s grasslands and pine forests. Diane Haithman, Los Angeles Times, 31 Oct. 2020 But a National Park Service plan would allow some of the tule elk population at Point Reyes National Seashore to be culled. Erika Larsen, National Geographic, 1 Oct. 2020

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1939, in the meaning defined above

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“Tule elk.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tule%20elk. Accessed 27 Oct. 2021.

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