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 herd of bison and calves

Birth synchrony and bison

Did you know that 80% of bison calves have April and May birthdays? Happy birthday, baby bison!

Last updated: April 16, 2018