Open Spaces : meet the species

Meet the Species: Plains Bison

Once, their habitat stretched from coast to coast.

Now, their numbers are much smaller, but thanks to conservation efforts, they still exist as a living symbol of the United States.

The plains bison (Bison bison bison) is a subspecies of the American bison that was historically found from central Canada to northern Mexico and nearly from coast to coast.

bison-altered(Image: USFWS)

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Last updated: June 21, 2012