Extinct Giant Elk

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The giant elk ranged from Ireland to the borders of Italy. The Irish Elk or Giant Deer was a species of Megaloceros and one of the largest deer that ever lived. The name “Giant Deer” is preferred as it is not related to either of the living species of elk. The Skeleton of Extinct Giant Elk (Megacerous hibernicus) of Ireland, compared with the skeleton of man.


Winchell, Alexander Sketches of Creation (New York, NY: Harper & Brothers, 1870)


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