Bison Biology- Facts About Bison

Did you know? Are Bison and Buffalo the same?   Bison or American Bison often called ‘buffalo” or American Buffalo. Although it’s not correct, it’s an old habit formed from the first explorers seeing them and referring to them as an Ox type animal. See: Did you know?    “Buffalo” is a completely different animal than Bison, people are thinking of the Water Buffalo, also called domestic water buffalo or Asian water buffalo, as a large bovid originating in the Indian subcontinent, Southeast Asia, and China. Today, it is also found in Europe, Australia, North America, South America, and some … Read more

Germany

American Bison in Germany   Germany Bison Association Wilderness Society Bison Association in Germany https://bison-zuchtverband.chayns.net/ticker?v=0 German bison breeders: These are wild animals, not cattle Directly from the dpa news channel Aug 30, 2020 Heeslingen/Osnabrück (dpa/lni) – The bison breeders in Germany are demanding a legal classification of their horned cattle as wild animals. “We as an association want bison to be classified as wild animals again,” said association chairman Hans-Jürgen Schröder in Osnabrück to the German Press Agency. So far, bison have been considered cattle, which means that there are corresponding requirements for disease protection. Yearly blood tests for brucellosis, leukemia and other … Read more

Buffalo Museums

  National Buffalo Museum and Prairie Winds Gift Shop 500 17th St SE * Jamestown, ND 58401 701-252-8648 * 1-800-807-1511 Jamestown, ND – White Cloud and the National Buffalo Museums have been spotted — by CNN, which recently honored them in an article as one of “50 states, 50 spots for 2014.”       North Dakota’s listing for the National Buffalo Museums specifically mentions each of the three white buffalo by name — White Cloud, Dakota Legend, and Dakota Miracle — and encourages viewers to ask where the bison are roaming when they arrive at the museum in the … Read more

1885

<< Previous  Next>> / Waukesha Daily Freeman Waukesha Wisconsin Apr 2 1885 GRADUAL EXTINCTION OF THE BUFFALO GATHERING THE BONES OF THE COUNTLESS DEAD FOR COMMERCIAL PURPOSES The harvest of furs in the Northwest is about it ended, for the buffaloes are on the eve of final extinction. Hunters who are engaged in the business of hunting the buffalo for his hide are returning daily from the ranges on the north and south sides of the Yellowstone river, and report not a bison to be found in a country where they formerly roamed in myriads. Men who have hunted hitherto … Read more