C. c. manitobensis
|Cervus canadensis manitobensis|
The Manitoban elk (Cervus canadensis manitobensis) is a subspecies of elk found in the Midwestern United States (specifically North Dakota) and the southern regions of Canada's prairie provinces (specifically Manitoba, Saskatchewan, and north-central Alberta). Compared to the Rocky Mountain elk, it is larger in body size, but has smaller antlers. The subspecies was driven into near extinction by 1900, but has recovered since then.