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    A young Moose/älg. Värmland, Sweden (June 7, 2015).

    Is it an elk? Is it a moose? If you’re in Sweden, the answer is “BOTH”! The iconic, majestic forest dweller Alces alces is known as a moose in North America (actually the sub-species Alces alces americana) and an elk in Europe. The word elk, like the Swedish word älg (pronounced /elj/), is taken from the Latin alces. To make matters even more confusing, elk in North America is used for an entirely different animal – a kind of deer, Cervus elaphus, otherwise known as a Wapiti. 

    https://naturetravels.wordpress.com/2007/10/29/whats-the-difference-between-a-moose-and-an-elk/