Temperate Rainforest Scrapbook
Black Bear
CougarThe wildlife of the temperate rainforest ranges from beavers and raccoons to cougars and black bears.
ElkBut the elk may be the most important animal of all. The elk are called the "landscape gardeners" of the Olympic National Forest. Their foraging and trampling provide the balance that is necessary. If the elk were not there, the rainforest would become a thicket. The elk were once hunted and became endangered. Now the herd is now steady and the forest is well balanced again.


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