American bison


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American bison

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It's a narrative commemorated last month by the official passing of the National Bison Legacy Act, which states: 'The mammal commonly known as the North American bison is adopted as the national mammal of the US.
The story starts in 1905 with the formation of the American Bison Society and a breeding program at the New York City Zoo (today, the Bronx Zoo).
When, for example, snooty French naturalist Comte Georges-Louis de Buffon proclaimed that all American animals were smaller than Old World species because the New World was inherently decadent, Thomas Jefferson pointed out that one American bison was four times larger than the entire list of European quadrupeds put together--saying, in essence, Take that, Frenchy.
At 12:13 PDT, I observed the eagle (sex unknown), land in a short-grass paddock within an enclosure inhabited by American Bison (Bison bison).
Over the past 46 years, the offspring of those escapees have pretty much enjoyed the good life of an American bison, and today the bison herd in the Jackson Hole area is estimated to be around 1,000 animals, well above the desired objective.
Hornaday Smithsonian naturalist, and a founder of the American Bison Society 1913
Keith Aune, bison program director for the Wildlife Conservation Society, chair of the IUCN Bison Specialist Group, and American Bison Society spokesperson, referred to the treaty as a "historic moment that we hope will translate into a conservation movement among Great Plains Tribes.
Lin Enger's moving and enlightening second novel resonates emotionally and intellectually on several levels: as an homage to the vanished American bison, a reflection on the forceful removal of Northern Plains Indians from their homelands and an engaging family saga peopled with characters who could have been this Midwestern author's own ancestors.
Buffalo Coins: America's Favorite considers the American bison on US coins, tokens and medals and provides a slim but lovely new book telling the history of this image in numismatics and popular culture alike.
I still refuse to call the American bison a buffalo but if someone else does, I view it as just another teachable moment covering a variety of topics ranging from how we use words to how we classify living organisms, or, at the very least, an opportunity for a good argument over some beers with someone who sees it another way.
Central to the Indian way of life was, of course, the buffalo, more correctly known as the American bison.
In this article, I focus on C, the opportunity cost of resources necessary for production of the asset, and I illustrate confusion about the tragedy of the commons with a discussion of the American bison.

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