I took this shot at the Virginia Safari Park in Natural Bridge, Virginia, USA. There are 180 acres for most of their animals to roam free on. This little Bison is one of the lucky free roaming animals. Bison are the largest mammals in North America. They can get up to 5 – 6 feet tall and weigh up to 2200 pounds. This little guy has a long way to go. He won’t have to worry about preditors here.
Hunting decimated the Bison population during the 18th century. In 1700, 60 million Bison roamed the open plains of the U.S. and Canada, but by 1800 only 100 Bison remained. Happily, the Bison is no longer endangered. More than 40,000 now live in state and national parks, zoos, and ranches. Despite it’s enormous size and appearance, the Bison has amazing speed and agility, reaching speeds of 30 mph.
Taken with my Kodak Easyshare DX 3900
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