Roosevelt elk are back in the Lower Mainland after an absence of a hundred years.
The huge elk subspecies was hunted out of southwestern B.C. near the turn of the last century.
Beginning seven years ago province officials, with funding assistance from conservationists, began re-locating small herds back to this coastal region.
“They’re dispersing and repopulating, and that’s fantastic,” Darryl Reynolds, a senior wildlife biologist with the Ministry of Forests told the Vancouver Sun. “It’s an indication of the success of our program.”
(READ the story in the Vancouver Sun)