American Bison

The American bison (Bison bison), also commonly known as the American buffalo or simply buffalo, is a North American species of bison that once roamed the grasslands of North America in massive herds. They became nearly extinct by a combination of westward expansion, commercial hide hunting and introduction of diseases from cattle. Their historical range roughly comprised a triangle between the Great Bear Lake in Canada’s far northwest, south to the Mexican states, and east to the Atlantic Seaboard.  Two subspecies  have been described: the plains bison (B. b. bison), smaller in size and with a more rounded hump, and the wood bison (B. b. athabascae)—the larger of the two and having a taller, square hump. The wood bison is one of the largest wild species of bovid in the world



Who Saved The Bison

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Canada 2015 Silver Bison & Panda Coin

State Bison Symbols

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Bison Timeline

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Madison Grant

Madison Grant (November 19, 1865 – May 30, 1937) Credible wildlife zoologist, was instrumental in creating the Bronx […]

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” Bison d’Amérique / Amerikansche Bison” “Anvers – Jardin Zoologiue / Antwerpen-Dlerentuin” ” Ern. Thill, Bruxelles”.” Original vintage […]

From the bison

From the Bison

From the bison. Natives & Whites, American Bison/Buffalo The Indians used almost every piece of the buffalo in […]

Bison in History

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Did the buffalo roam?

I have often been asked, “If the Black Prairie really is a prairie, were there once buffalo around […]

Articles & Publications

Articles and Publications From time to time I run across a great bison related article, and sometimes the […]