1909

<< Previous  Next>>   1909  The White House Theodore Roosevelt ordered the carvings on the main stone mantel be changed from lions to North American bison heads.   / / The Scranton Republican Scranton, Pennsylvania Jan 9, 1909 CARE OF THE BUFFALO Not so many years ago the youth of this country was inspired by thrilling stories of buffalo hunts. It was one of the most fruitful themes that was ready for the hand of the cheap sensationalist. But the bison, as it is called, no longer roams the western wilds at will. Demand for buffalo robes practically resulted in … Read more

1891

<< Previous  Next>> Western Kansas World Jan. 17 1891 The Last Buffalo Hunt ……Buffalo had become so scarce that anything concerning them has interest for the general reader. The Laramie Republican tells of a hunting party starting out from Laramie in search of buffalo, accompanied by expert lassoers. Their objective is not to slaughter the animals, but to lassoe them, and bring them alive to Laramie. A herd has been seen by several different parties during the last year, and it’s haunts pretty well located. It is supposed to be now ranging on Red Desert, in Carbon and Fremont Counties, … Read more

Wood Bison

Most all Wood Bison are in Canada  (Bison bison athabascae) [Changed to Bos bison athabascae from Bison bison athabascae to align with Nature Serve 2005]   This story was published in three different newspapers in 1969 Tragic End for Buffalo Calf After Innovative City Surgery: A buffalo calf, who underwent a unique neck surgery last week, sadly passed away on Saturday. This rare wood buffalo was part of Elk Island Park’s herd and one of the two female calves born this spring. After a daring charge into a post, she suffered two fractured vertebrae. A team of experts, including a … Read more