- The North American Elk or Wapiti is one of the largest mammals in Canada.
- While there are over 20 species of magpies around the world the black-billed magpie can only be found in Canada
- These two animals have a unique relationship whereby an elk is often found with a magpie on its back. The bird is likely to stop by for a snack, usually a tick that attacks the elk
- Researchers have found that the relationship is a factor dependent on personality whereby a shy elk and bold magpies are the ones likely to interact with each other. […]