Wildlife is a lot smarter many times than we give them credit for.
This elk knows it's way around an electric cattle guard. See how this wise elk outsmarts an electric cattle guard and be amazed.
Elk are highly intelligent animals. Case in point this bull elk vs. an electric cattle guard in this video shared on Facebook by Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation.
This electric cattle guard has a metal grate on the road with voltage. Cattle learn quickly not to cross that grate and stay where they should. Well elk are much smarter than domestic cattle. This bull elk carefully walks around the outside of this electric cattle guard with careful hoof placement.