About Bison

The American Bison

Bison are also called “buffalo,” but they are not related to African or Asian buffalo species. Bison are wildlife and they are native to the North American continent.

There are two kinds of bison in North America: Plains bison (Bison bison bison), historically were found in the lower 48 states and southern Canada. The larger wood bison (Bison bison athabascae) ranged in the northern reaches of Canadian provinces and territories and in eastern Alaska. To see these two different kinds of bison, click here.

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    Last updated: August 12, 2019