Discover The Largest Elk in the World

Elk are one of the largest species of deer, smaller than only moose. They can be found in most of North America and parts of Asia.

Yet, just how big can elk get? We dive into the largest types of elk and how big the largest elk ever was!

There has not been a significant amount of research done on the Alashan wapiti but they are the smallest elk subspecies by weight and by antler size.

Alashan wapiti (elk) are the smallest elk subspecies

A male American elk can grow to be 800lbs with the females, or cows, being closer to 450-500lbs.

American (Rocky Mountain) elk are the second largest elk

The largest elk in the world is the Roosevelt’s elk which can be found in the northwestern United States in Washington and Oregon, and parts of British Columbia.

Roosevelt’s elks are the largest elk