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.

Shot of a bison standing atop a grassy hill

How the bison became our national mammal

Looking for a way to celebrate National Bison Day? Discover how it became our national mammal!