The Roosevelt elk (Cervus canadensis roosevelti), also known as Olympic elk, is the largest of the four surviving subspecies of elk in North America. They live in the rain forests of the Pacific Northwest and were introduced to Alaska's Afognak and Raspberry Islands in 1928. The desire to protect the elk was one of the primary forces behind the establishment of the Mount Olympus National Monument (later Olympic National Park) in 1909.
Nazi Gold. Knowing they were about to lose the war, the Nazis spent the last days of WWII packing up stolen gold and priceless works of art up the Austrian Alps. When they got to Lake Toplitz, exhausted and lacking oxygen, they sank the treasure. Ever since, the Austrian government has also stood in the way of expeditions to the water. Some Nazi-made counterfeit money has been recovered but the artwork, gold and treasure remain hidden.