Elk tusk For Sale

This Item Ships o your location

The elk (Cervus canadensis) or wapiti is one of the largest species within the deer family, Cervidae, and one of the largest terrestrial mammals in North America and Northeast Asia. This animal should not be confused with the still larger moose (Alces alces) of North America, alternatively known as “elk” in British English and related names in other European languages (German Elch, Sweish älg, French élan), in reference to populations in Eurasia. Elk range in forest and forest-edge habitat, feeding on grasses, plants, leaves, and bark. Male elk have large antlers which are shed each year. Males also engage in ritualized mating behaviors during the rut, including posturing, antler wrestling (sparring), and bugling, a loud series of vocalizations that establishes dominance over other males and attracts females.

Although it is currently native to North America and eastern Asia, it had a much wider distribution in the past. Populations were present across Eurasia into Western Europe during the Late Pleistocene, and survived into the early Holocene in southern Sweden and the Alps. The elk has adapted well in countries where it has been introduced, including Argentina and New Zealand. Its adaptability may in fact threaten endemic species and the ecosystems into which it has been introduced.

Elk are susceptible to a number of infectious diseases, some of which can be transmitted to livestock. Efforts to eliminate infectious diseases from elk populations, largely by vaccination, have had mixed success. Some cultures revere the elk as having spiritual significance. In parts of Asia, antlers and their velvet are used in traditional medicines. Elk are hunted as a game species. Their meat is leaner and higher in protein than beef or chicken. Elk were long believed to belong to a subspecies of the European red deer (Cervus elaphus), but evidence from many mitochondrial DNA genetic studies beginning in 1998 shows that the two are distinct species. Key morphological differences that distinguish C. canadensis from C. elaphus are the former’s wider rump patch and paler-hued antlers.



Elk are considered old world deer whose ancestors have been found on European and Asian Continents.  They are thought to have migrated across the Bering Strait land bridge 10,000 to 12,000 years ago.  Many scientists believe that the elk’s ivory teeth are the remnants of tusks from the elk’s prehistoric ancestors and that they used to be 6-8” long.

Elk are one of the few creatures that possess both antlers and canine teeth, also called “ivories”, “buglers” and “whistlers”.  These teeth are located on the upper jaw near the front of the mouth.  Elk are the only North American animal, aside from the walrus, that have ivory canines.

Elk easily adapt to a wide range of temperatures by growing two entirely different coats.  The summer coat is a thin, sleek layer of short hair that is the color of copper.  It is entirely replaced by the light brown and tan winter coat, which consists of two layers – thick, long guard hairs and a dense, wooly undercoat.

During the winter, elk feed on open sunny slopes and bed down in the trees at night to seek shelter from wind and cold temperatures.

During the summer, elk bed down in cool, shady forests during the day and wade or lie in streams, rivers, ponds and lakes to seek relief from heat and biting insects.

Elk and other members of the deer family belong to a group of animals called ungulates, the Latin word for “hoof.” All ungulates have hooves. There are two distinct orders of “ungulates”. The number of toes is the most obvious difference between the orders. Artiodactyls (elk, deer, bison, pronghorn, peccary) have an even number of toes and the males grow and shed their antlers each year. Perissodactyls (horses, elephants) have an odd number of toes. Ungulates are herbivores — they eat only plants. Their diet may include grasses, forbs (low-growing, short-stemmed plants), shrubs and trees (including limbs and bark).

Elk are also called wapiti, a Native American word that means “light-colored deer.”

When an elk receives a signal of danger, it raises its head high and opens its eyes widely. It rotates the ears and tries to capture the sound.

Elk meat, or venison, has fewer calories, less fat, and less cholesterol than beef, chicken, lamb, turkey and most fish.  Elk meat is also very high in protein and is more richly flavored than beef.  It is also rich in minerals particularly iron and phosphorus, which accounts for its rich dark coloring.

Elk are raised using no growth hormones or chemicals.

Elk are predominantly grazers and eat most upland grasses (e.g. broom) and legumes (e.g. alfalfa).  They will also consume grains (e.g. corn, oats).  Elk can consume up to 20{98880d97af0555a3a517c8aae666eeb64e7bd6d49cbbe05617dcb138f6e48200} of their diet in browse.

Elk are efficient converters of food.  Three cow elks’ feed intake is the same as that of one beef cow.

“Velvet antler” does not refer to the velvety “skin” on growing antlers but rather the whole cartilaginous antler in a pre-calcified stage.

Typically the antler is cut off near the base after it is about two-thirds of its potential full size, and before any significant calcification occurs.  The antler is dried and is used in capsule form (in the U.S.) for a wide variety of health remedy and health maintenance purposes.

Velvet antler is effective as an anti-inflammatory, anti-cancer, immune stimulant, and pro-grown agent.  Antlers are said to be the fastest growing membrane known, and it is this rapidly growing tissue that contains the micronutrients needed to improve some human health deficiencies.

The cutting of the velvet antlers does not harm the animal and antlers are regown the next year.

Bulls produce velvet every year.  An average 2-year old will grow approximately 9 pound of velvet.  Generally, bulls increase velvet yields every year until maturity.  Mature bulls (7 to 8 years old) may produce 30-40 pounds of velvet.

Top Reviews

K. Kobylarz
5.0 out of 5 stars

Reviewed in the United States on September 17, 2014

Verified Purchase
There is something about this site thats making it unique in its type.Excellent services,quick delivery,perfect timing.Best and real Elk tusk.Thanks for the delivery.

Report abuse

5.0 out of 5 stars Mmm.

Reviewed in the United States on October 13, 2013

Verified Purchase
I love this site.When I first tried it,i was sceptical but the site proved me wrong.I am so satisfied with your services,i received my order 2 days ago and it came in good shape,moreover they are real.
This site is awesomely reliable so i highly recommend it.
2 people found this helpful

Report abuse

5.0 out of 5 stars WOW WOW THE BEST

Reviewed in the United States on February 9, 2013

Verified Purchase
This is fantastic,this site will keep on surprising me, not once have i ever being disappointed by their services,my command always arrives in time,in good shape,and its really the authentic Ivroy/tusk that is delivered to me.Thanks for the delivery
3 people found this helpful

Report abuse

Joey from Mpls
3.0 out of 5 stars

Reviewed in the United States on January 30, 2013

Verified Purchase
My recommendation is is always handed with care,and executed as expected,delivery time its always respected.
However,this time my package came but it was not what i asked,more the quantity is pretty small as conpared to the previous deliveries.

Report abuse

Michael R. Serovey
4.0 out of 5 stars My Review of Elk tusk

Reviewed in the United States on March 18, 2014

Verified Purchase

This is incredible,this site,once more surpass my expectations. Thanks i received my delivery yesterday,though a bit damaged

Mike Serovey, MA, MISM
Owner & Webmaster of Mike Serovey Reviews

One person found this helpful

Report abuse

Susan Lane
1.0 out of 5 stars

Reviewed in the United States on August 26, 2018

Verified Purchase
Just received my order today, and the product is totally damaged,besides its fake,not the Elk tusk as described
2 people found this helpful

Report abuse

Dan Short
4.0 out of 5 stars

Reviewed in the United States on October 7, 2013

Verified Purchase
Amazing,this is simply amazing,perfect timing for the package to arrive.Thanks tplexport.com for your reliability,though some got broken before it arrived its destination.

Report abuse

5.0 out of 5 stars Very good quality Elk tusk

Reviewed in the United States on April 6, 2014

Verified Purchase
I purchased this Elk tusk after watching a YT video on homemade cowries from Elk ivroy. I tried it as instructed in the video,it worked n am now a mini-manufacturer of cowries and jewelries in the market/world of arts. Thanks a lot tplexport.com for being my main supplier of any animal horn/ivroy/tusk i need.I strongly recommend this site.
6 people found this helpful

Report abuse

Amazon Customer
2.0 out of 5 stars

Reviewed in the United States on December 31, 2016

Verified Purchase
Fake fake,the package arrived and in time,but the content of the package its a fake one,not real,i wont recommend,plse becareful,its scamming with regards to the authenticity of the product.Beware!!

Report abuse

Afton and Mark S.
3.0 out of 5 stars many came damaged

Reviewed in the United States on November 6, 2013

Verified Purchase
When it came majority were damaged already,it arrived in time,its authentic and original .Well never really got to succeed with what i want to do,since majority were already broken,thanks for the delivery though.

Additional information

Select Option

1 KG, 2 KG, 3 KG, 5 KG, 10 KG, 15 KG