*Feature photo: The calf born last spring. / Pitchengine Communities photo* (Sheridan, Wyo.) — While we await the possible birth of a calf in Kendrick Park this spring, the Wyoming Game and Fish has updated Dally about the status of the herd. Currently there are two elk in the park: an adult cow and her offspring from last year. "We are waiting on two things at this point: 1) what sex is last year's offspring (we should know this shortly if it starts growing antlers) and 2) will the cow have a calf this year. If a calf is born this year, we will want to determine its sex also," Wildlife Biologist Tim Thomas of the Game and Fish Sheridan Region said in an email to Dally. The answers to these questions will help direct how the City and the Game and Fish, who jointly care for the animals, will go forward with any replacement animals. But a new bull elk will not be added this spring, Thomas said. Last fall, the senior bull elk was euthanized
Sheridan Police because of the elk's age and condition.
"This is a great time to really take a step back and look at how we are
doing things," Thomas said. "Once we put additional elk in the park, we are
committed to them for the next 10-15 years."
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*Female elk and calf photographed this March. / Pitchengine Communities
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*Photographed in its heyday, above is the last bull elk to live in Kendrick
Park. h/t William Harasym / Pitchengine Communities file photo*