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Bunga, Never Roar Again

Elks also known as Wapitis are a species of deer mentioned in The Lion Guard.

Appearance 

In the Real World

During the fall, elk grow a thicker coat of hair, which helps to insulate them during the winter. Males, females and calves all grow thin neck manes; female and young Manchurian and Alaskan wapitis do not.

Only the males have antlers, which start growing in the spring and are shed each winter. Antlers are made of bone which can grow at a rate of 2.5 centimetres per day. 

By early summer, the heavy winter coat has been shed, and elk are known to rub against trees and other objects to help remove hair from their bodies. All elk have small and clearly defined rump patches with short tails. 

Information 

In the Real World

Adult elk usually stay in single-sex groups for most of the year. During the mating period known as the rut, mature bulls compete for the attentions of the cow elk and will try to defend females in their harem. Rival bulls challenge opponents by bellowing and by paralleling each other, walking back and forth.

Bulls have a loud vocalization consisting of screams known as bugling, which can be heard for miles. Bugling is often associated with an adaptation to open environments such as parklands, meadows, and savannas, where sound can travel great distances. 

History 

Never Roar Again

Bunga mentions elks during Stand Up, Stand Out.

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