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Plains Bison

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Male bison, at least five feet tall at the shoulder.


North American high plains grasslands.


The uploaded image is of one of several individual bison observed on either side of--and sometimes crossing--U.S. Highway 385 just south of its southern junction with the access road to the Wind Cave National Park Visitor Center in South Dakota.

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Allen Hoof
Allen Hoof 11 months ago

I e-mailed this picture to my daughter, who showed it to her 2-year old daughter, who announced, "That's a yak". Obviously it's not, but my granddaughter had seen a picture of a yak, never of a bison, and made an association.

Allen Hoof
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Allen Hoof

South Dakota, USA

Spotted on Jun 21, 2019
Submitted on Jul 23, 2019

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