Nineteen elk calves were born this year in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, and 16 survived.
Park officials said it's been one of the best years yet for increasing the herd. There are now about 110 elk in the park, divided about evenly among males and females.
Additionally, officials said the bulls this year have impressive antlers, which may mean that there is good forage available for the elk.
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