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What's the difference between an elk, a moose, and a wapiti? There's some information on this page: which might help improve these entries. Hippietrail 06:11, 13 Feb 2004 (UTC)

Whoa! This is is trickier than I thought. Heres another helpful link:

This brings up the point which I've been thinking about for a couple of weeks that for animals and plants (etc) we should have an entry for the taxonomy, which is far less ambiguous than the names in any normal language. I also hate how many animal entries have the taxonomy as the "latin" translation. The latin translation field should be reserved for words actually used in classical or vulgar latin or even words recently invented by the Vatican - but not for taxonomical classications! Hippietrail 06:21, 13 Feb 2004 (UTC)

I heard that elk in invariable at plural

"Elk are ..."

Also a swan?[edit]

Also a kind of swan, according to Webster 1913; see hooper. Equinox 15:42, 26 June 2015 (UTC)