American bison

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Noun1.American bison - large shaggy-haired brown bison of North American plainsAmerican bison - large shaggy-haired brown bison of North American plains
genus Bison - sometimes considered a subgenus of genus Bos: American buffalo
bison - any of several large humped bovids having shaggy manes and large heads and short horns
buffalo - meat from an American bison
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Several years after I got the Bullard I had the opportunity to shoot an American bison with it.
The public chose the American bison grazing in an Oklahoma prairie and the Oklahoma sunset over a field of flowers.
6 The Steel Core Belt from Daltech Force is made from two pieces of distressed American Bison leather with a steel core insert.
Hornaday was an active and outspoken champion of natural resource conservation and a leader in saving the American bison from extinction.
The set of species is largely the same as before, he says, but he has dropped the American bison because it has not roamed the Great Lakes region in more than 200 years and will never do so again, and dropped the eastern spotted skunk, whose range has contracted beyond the region.
But within about three-quarters of a century of Europeans penetrating the West, the American bison became nearly extinct.
Perhaps no other extant animal in North America possesses the cultural, spiritual, ecological, economic, political, and natural history attributes that are emblematic of the North American bison (Bison bison; Artiodactyla, Bovidae, Bovini; Isenberg, 1997; Sanderson et al.
Then Zach forgot a rule and reached out to touch a stuffed American Bison.
As a home to diverse flora, and species such as the American bison, wild turkeys, and Rocky Mountain elk, it is vital we do everything we can to protect it.
Of all the quadrupeds that have lived upon the Earth, probably no other species has ever marshalled such innumerable hosts as those of the American bison.
Barack Obama, officially making the American bison the national mammal of the U.
American bison (Bison bison) are the largest terrestrial mammals in the Western Hemisphere (2).

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