You now have the opportunity to see a magnificent Elk herd in the Flint Hills of Kansas. Located at Acorns Wild amid a backdrop reminiscent of when they roamed the Tallgrass Prairie in the mid-1850s, this one-of-a-kind experience will leave you speechless. Originally, Native Americans valued Wapiti (elk) for their beauty, meat, hides, bones and antlers. The herd at Acorns Wild currently includes 54 bulls, cows and calves of various ages, all living and contributing to our lives in similar ways as was almost 200 years ago. They play, run, eat, breed (September) and have babies (June and July).
The herd grows and thrives among native grasses and mature trees to eat, roam and live in, while also providing sustenance, as it was before. Many elk curiously approach the fence to see if the 2-legged creature on the other side offers a handful of tall grasses from behind the fence (the grass is always greener).