Elk - Cervus elaphus

Florida's Nonnative Wildlife. Species detail.

Six released on Buck Island Breeding Ranch in Highlands County in 1967 or 1968. The herd increased to less than 30 animals. In 1993, 10 animals were seen in the area, and small numbers have been sighted subsequently in the same area.

County First Year Extirpated Year Breeding status Notes
HIGHLANDS 1967   At least 10 years  

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