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Famous Yellowstone elk believed killed by wolves

By The Associated Press
Published On: Apr 23 2013 11:18:10 AM MDT
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BILLINGS, Mont. -

A Yellowstone National Park bull elk featured in a BBC film has died after likely being killed by a wolf pack.

Park officials confirmed Tuesday that elk No. 10 was found dead near the Wraith Falls trailhead on Saturday.

Gardiner, Mont.-based naturalist Jim Halfpenny told the Billings Gazette that the elk "held court" in the Mammouth area starting in 2006, when he chased off another bull and took over a harem there. No. 10 became famous after being included in the BBC film on the Mammouth elk, "Street Fighters."

Bulls are shown fighting each other and chasing off tourists with their antlers in town.

No. 10 got his yellow numbered tag after being tranquilized in 2001 after getting caught in a badminton net at a school.