Reindeer and Elk

It’s actually a reindeer and an elk this time! Well, a wapiti and a reindeer, according to Jardine. The term “wapiti” is not uncommon these days, though “elk” is not considered “correct” terminology for the moose, at least.

"Wapiti" comes from the Shawnee and Cree word "waapiti", meaning "white rump".

The Naturalist’s Library: Vol XXI. Sir William Jardine, 1799-1800.

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