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Elk Island National Park, Alberta, Canada CM-04

Elk Island National Park, Alberta, Canada CM-04

Description : As part of the original Beaver Hills landscape, Elk Island is adjacent to and north of the Cooking Lake - Blackfoot Grazing, Wildlife and Provincial Recreation Area, also known as Blackfoot, Canada,s first forest reserve, established in 1899.

Originally founded in 1906 as a wildlife refuge for preservation of the elk herds in the area, Elk Island National Park has grown to be a wildlife sanctuary for bison, moose, elk, white tail and mule deer, beaver, porcupine, Canadian lynx and other small animals. It is home and migratory stopover to 250 species of birds, including pelicans, great blue herons, a large assortment of ducks, and birds of prey bald eagles, great horned owls and osprey.

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