Cervus canadensis Erxleben, 1777 – Wapiti – American elk
Information in Alien Species in Poland database are purely scientific and not legally binding.
The species is alien in whole area of its current or past occurrence in Poland
Recorded in the wild in the past
Extinct in Poland
Invasive alien species
According to the decree of the Council of Ministers of December 9, 2022, on the list of invasive alien species of Union concern and the list of invasive alien species of Poland’s concern, remedial actions and measures aimed at restoring the natural state of ecosystems, the American elk is an invasive alien species of Poland’s concern and subject to rapid eradication.
Types of transport
- Intentional transport to Poland
Pathways of introduction
Type of release into natural environment
- Release in nature
- Pax F. 1925. Wirbeltierfauna von Schlesien 142. Gebrüder Borntraeger, Berlin
Life form: Mammal
Polish synonyms: Jeleń wapiti; Wapiti kanadyjski