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Autumn Buffalo

A group of bison roam through the aspens. In less than one hundred years, wholesale slaughter reduced the number of bison from an estimated high of sixty million to under three thousand animals. These remaining bison found refuge in Yellowstone National Park. Now thousands of these animals roam the Yellowstone ecosystem.

 

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Fab Four

Four bison move along a river after a fall snowstorm, this signals the approach of winter, where bison will move to their wintering grounds. Winter can be a hardship for most animals, but bison seem to have adapted well to the severe winters of the plains and rocky mountains. Bison are able to withstand sub-zero temperatures for weeks at a time. They use their massive shoulder hump as a tool, enabling them to use their heads to move snow away from their fo...

 

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Ghost of the Plains

Winter is a hardship for most animals, but bison seem to have adapted well to the severe winters of the plains and Rocky Mountains. Bison are able to withstand sub-zero temperatures for weeks at a time, and they use their massive shoulder hump as a tool, enabling them to use their heads to move snow away from their winter forage. Bull bison can weigh up to a ton and can travel to speeds of 35 mph. Their estimated population of 55 million animals, which las...

 

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Once Upon a Time

A bison herd roams the plains as they did once upon a time on the bountiful plains of the United States. In less than one hundred years, wholesale slaughter reduced the number of bison from an estimated high of sixty million to under three thousand animals. These remaining bison found refuge in Yellowstone National Park. Now thousands of these animals roam the Yellowstone ecosystem.

 

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Snow King

During the winter season, this Snow King lords over the frozen tundra of the west. Bison are able to withstand sub-zero temperatures for weeks at a time, and they use their massive shoulder hump as a tool, enabling them to use their heads to move snow away from their winter forage.

 

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Winter Travelers

Two Bison travel from geyser to geyser in Midway Geyser Basin, Yellowstone National Park. Yellowstone was home to the last, wild, free-roaming bison at the turn of the 19th century. In less than one hundred years, wholesale slaughter reduced the number of bison from an estimated high of sixty million to under three thousand animals. These remaining bison found refuge in Yellowstone National Park. Now thousands of these animals roam the Yellowstone ecosyste...

 

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Winters Robe

Along the Firehole river, a lone bison feeds on grasses kept from snow by thermal activity found in the geyser basins of Yellowstone National Park. Yellowstone was home to the last, wild, free-roaming bison at the turn of the 19th century. In less than one hundred years, wholesale slaughter reduced the number of bison from an estimated high of sixty million to under three thousand animals. These remaining bison found refuge in Yellowstone National Park. No...

 

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Wise Sage

With the passing of time, wisdom comes to us all. This mature bison traverses the green sagebrush fields on his daily trek of foraging to sustain his existence. Bull bison can weigh up to a ton and can travel to speeds of 35 mph. Their estimated population of 55 million animals, which lasted until the mid-1800ís, was less than 300 by the turn of the century.

 

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