:How do elk protect themselves ? Elk protect themselves by using their antlers. They use their antlers to hit the mountain lion when it jumps and tries to bite them. So when they try to bite them it gets stuck in their antlers and gets killed. Elk are not endangered. The main predator of an elk is a mountain lion. Sometimes bears will attack the calves. Elk :Elk Elk mostly live in the west but can be found in the east. Colorado and Mexico have the largest elk in the world. The elk in Colorado are hiding in the thick brush on the mountain tops in the cold in winter. The end :The end Thanks for watching my power point.