Bison, Not Buffalo

Did you know that the so-called American buffalo is, in fact, a bison? Surprising, right? While there are only two true buffalo species – the Water Buffalo residing in Asia and the Cape Buffalo in Africa – our furry friend here has been wrongly dubbed for centuries. History reveals that the early settlers mistakenly christened

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Yellowstone’s Lamar Buffalo Ranch

Bison herd with calves in Lamar Valley; Neal Herbert/Yellowstone National Park The Lamar Valley in Yellowstone is home to the Lamar Buffalo Ranch.  The ranch was established in 1907 when 28 bison were moved there from Fort Yellowstone.  The purpose was to help preserve one of the last free-roaming bison herds in the United States.

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