v0.34:Elk bird

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Elk bird


Urist likes elk birds for their elegant horns.

  • Underground Depth: 1-3

· Exotic mount

Tamed Attributes
Pet value 400
Grazer: 6x6

· Egglaying · Exotic pet · Breeding

Not trainable 

Birth: 50 cm3
Mid: 50,000 cm3
Max: 100,000 cm3
Food products
Eggs 2-10
Adult at: 1
Max age: 10-20
Butchering returns

(Value multiplier x3)

Food items

Meat 16
Fat 10
Brain 1
Heart 1
Lungs 2
Intestines 1
Liver 1
Kidneys 2
Tripe 1
Sweetbread 1
Spleen 1

Raw materials

Bones 23
Skull 1
Horns 2
Skin Raw hide
Gizzard stone 1
This article is about an older version of DF.
A large creature found grazing on mushrooms deep underground. It walks on two legs and has the head of a bird with the horns of a great elk.

Elk birds are large flightless birds that can be used as a mount by goblin siegers. Though they are generally non-hostile, they will interrupt tasks throughout the fortress and, if engaged, will usually kill an untrained dwarf (or even a war dog) in one-on-one combat.

Butchering an Elk Bird will also result in a single feather.

Unlike elk, both genders of elk bird have horns. This is nice, because elk bird parts are worth even more than elk parts, with a value multiplier of three.

Tamed elk birds require a pasture to survive; however, due to their dual status as grazers and egg-layers, they will prefer to claim a nest box and sit on it until they starve to death.Bug:4637 It is possible for the eggs to hatch quickly enough for the mother to survive (and thus allow them to hatch at all), but it is in no way guaranteed to happen.