Home on the Range

Bison are much more than America's largest land mammal. They are an essential part of American history and embody the strong and resilient characteristics of the American people. Through ongoing conservation work, bison are recovering from a low of fewer than 1,000 individuals. Today 17 federally managed herds now roam the American Plains.

Explore this website to learn more about bison, where you can see these majestic animals, and what the National Park Service is doing to protect them.

A lone bison covered in snow by a river

Ready for winter

Learn how the bison is built for it all - even frigid winters!

Last updated: October 19, 2018