ESTES PARK, Colo. (CBS4)– Estes Park officials are warning visitors to be cautious around wild elk and give them a lot of room.

Last week, two women were rushed to the hospital and an elk was killed after wildlife clashed with humans in the popular tourist destination.

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Colorado Parks and Wildlife officers killed the elk which had been previously tagged. A spokesperson said the animal had a history of aggression.

Now officials with the town are urging humans to stay away from the animals, especially during breeding season.

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