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What’s the Difference Between Buffalo and Bison?

A bull bison quietly rests in a grassy field. Bison grow long woolly coats to keep them warm during harsh winters. NPS Photo

In discussions about North American wildlife, the terms “buffalo” and “bison” are often used interchangeably, leading to confusion and a blurred understanding of these majestic creatures. However, knowing the difference between buffalo and bison is fundamental for a complete understanding of their ecological, historical, and cultural significance.  This distinction allows us to appreciate the unique … Read more

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