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How can history impact a species’ future? Bison were nearly driven extinct in the late 1800s by overhunting and ranching. Today, scientists at Theodore Roosevelt National Park and across the continent are studying bison DNA to discover how that chapter of history changed their gene pool — and bison themselves — forever.

How is a Bison Like a Pair of Socks?

August 29, 2017 Posted by: Hazel Galloway

Scientists have found that bison living in warmer climates can weigh hundreds of pounds less than bison in cooler climates. What's behind this pattern? And what does this mean for the future of our bison? Since 1900, temperatures have risen 2.5°F on the Northern Great Plains and are likely to continue to rise...
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