The huge North American ‘elk’ is also known as the ‘wapiti’ (‘white rump’ in the Cree language). It was treated as a race of the red deer until DNA analysis suggested that it be deemed a distinct species. The Japanese sika deer, introduced to Wicklow and Killarney, is a close relative.
Mon, 21 Aug, 2017
One morning three weeks ago, in the Okanagan Valley in the Canadian Rockies, my wife and I woke in our son’s makeshift but comfortable camper van and looked out to see, between us and distant snow-capped mountains, a vast lake glittering and winking in the sun.
Mon, 19 Jun, 2017