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Photo of Missouri's first elk in a holding pen.

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Elk

Audio of elk in natural setting.

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Elk 2013 Holding Pens

Elk 2013 Holding Pens

These were among 40 elk from Kentucky released into holding pens at MDC's Peck Ranch Conservation area in May 2013.

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Elk 2013 Newborn Calf Health Check

Elk 2013 Newborn Calf Health Check

MDC's Jake Rieken, who made the trip west with the elk after spending the past four months caring for them in Kentucky, holds the newborn bull calf nicknamed Plus-1, which was born in the trailer on the way to Missouri. MDC State Wildlife Veterinarian Kelly Straka checks his heartbeat. “He looks good and his heartbeat sounded fantastic,” she said.

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