Elk (main)
Physical Attributes
Kingdom Mammalia
Height 4.9 (Male)
4.3 (female)
Eye Color Varying
Fur Color Varying
Diet Herbivore

Elk are medium-sized mammals that lived during the ice age into the present day.


Medium-sized quadrupeds, elk have four hoofed feet and long, thin legs on which they can reach quick speeds by leaping rather than running. Elk males have long, ornate sets of antlers with many prongs. The elk of the ice ages had one short thin horn at the end of their long snouts near their noses, a trait shared by gazelles of the ice ages that had faded away into the present era. All elk possess wide ears, long snouts, and short tails.


Among the animals heading south for the winters of the ice ages were elk, which left the northern countries to reach warmer homes, some residing near the Glacier Water Park of Ice Valley, but left it, along with all other creatures in the valley, once they learned that the land would be flooded over with meltwater from the icy walls surrounding the valley. The elk left in herds with other creatures to the opposite end of the valley, wherein was a vast boat formed from a giant fallen tree. All elk survived the flood, along with the other creatures.

Years on, a number of elk resided along the coasts, where they were among those creatures impacted by the sudden continental drifts, in which the continent that all creatures lived on was splitting into various landmasses. The elk found a way to safety, along with other animals, led by a mammoth named Ellie, and soon after were among those animals that had found a new home across the seas in the form of a new landmass.

Shira chasing gazelle
In Ice Age: Collision Course a elk is seen being terrorized by Diego's mate, Shira. He begged her not to eat him, causing Shira to snarl as she kept up her chase. Diego points out it's this behavior that keeps Shira from being a giggler.


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Ice Age: Collision Course is the only film to feature both Elk and Gazelles in one movie. File:Together.PNG

Behind the Scenes

True elk have no horns on their snouts.


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