On this chilly late-May morning, many of the bison were covered in frost and their breath was quite visible in the cold air. One can only imagine what they endure just to survive the frigid winters and feet of snow which blanket the ground. Bison are a conservation success story. As a result of excessive hunting and with the intent of starving out the American Indians who depended on bison, this powerful creature was all-but extinct by the mid – 1800’s. Years later, a wealthy hunter began an initiative to restore the herds. This initiative has since been improved upon and adopted by a number of bison advocates. Today, Yellowstone National Park, alone, houses approximately 5000 of these mighty creatures.
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