European elk twins have been born at the Highland Wildlife Park

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EUROPEAN elk twins have been born at the Royal Zoological Society of Scotland’s Highland Wildlife Park this month.

The twins were born on May 14 to mum Cas and dad Raven, their gender is unknown, but once staff find out, the calves will be given names.

Staff at the wildlife charity have said the calves are doing well, but they are remaining cautious.

The twins are said to be okay, but staff are remaining cautious - Scottish News
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The twins are said to be okay, but staff are remaining cautious.

Becky Pink, a senior animal keeper at the Highland Wildlife Park, said: “We are delighted our two new arrivals are doing well so far. The first few weeks are crucial to their development and we will be keeping a close eye on them as they grow.

“Although our elk are one of the tallest animals here at the park, they are masters of camouflage and can be difficult to spot. We recommend anyone trying to spot our new family be patient and visit the drive-through reserve a couple of times throughout their visit.

“Every visit helps care for our amazing animals, like our elk calves, and protects threatened species in Scotland and across the world.”

European elk are historically native to Scotland - Scottish News
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European elk are historically native to Scotland but can be found throughout Europe.

European elk are historically native to Scotland, they are the largest living deer species and are found throughout Europe.

Visitors who wish to see the twins must pre-book tickets before they visit, tickets can be booked at: tickets.highlandwildlifepark.org.uk.