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Bison

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SKU 290829

North America's largest land mammal, bison are the quintessential animal of the Great Plains and symbolic of the wild west. Because of over-hunting in the 19th century, bison were nearly driven to extinction. However, laws and sanctuaries have helped stabilize their numbers. Scientific Name: Genus Bison Characteristics: Although they may look slow due to their massive size, bison can reach speeds of 35 miles per hour when sprinting! Learn other awesome facts about this amazing animal with our true-to-life, scientifically accurate model! Size and Color: Bison have shaggy blackish-brown fur that is longer on the front half of the body than the back half. A bit bigger than a soda can resting on its side, this figurine is 5.25 inches long and 3.25 inches tall. The Bison is part of the Wild Safari® North American Wildlife collection All of our products are Non-toxic and BPA free

History:

During the 1800’s, the American bison was hunted so systematically that an estimated 50 million of them were killed over the course of a century, dropping their population to as low as 500 members. However, since becoming a protected species the American bison population has recovered and is believed to be at 150,00 individuals worldwide. The largest population of bison, numbered at around 5,000, currently resides in Yellowstone National Park.

  • Recommended Age: 3+
  • Size in cm: 13.8 L x 4.7 W x 7.7 H
  • Size in inches: 5.43 L x 1.85 W x 3.03 H
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Present Status Right now there are about 450,000 bison in North America, and over 90 percent of them are privately owned and raised for meat by ranchers. Other herds exist in national preserves, like Yellowstone National Park. Because at one time it was popular to cross bison with domesticated cattle, very few bison have genetically pure blood-lines. However, the status of bison is no longer threatened and, thanks to protections, their numbers continue to grow.