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THE BISON ENCOUNTER AT YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK

If you visit Yellowstone National Park in Wyoming (portions in Montana and Idaho), you will see bison.  You will probably also have close encounters with bison.  You may see them along the road and this will likely be the reason for a traffic jam.  Even though we saw them on the road and in the grasslands throughout the National Park, we were not prepared to encounter one when we came out of our lodging one morning.

There are more than 3,000 bison that roam Yellowstone National Park annually.  The bison is the largest mammal in North America.  Bulls (male) are more massive and more bearded than the cows (female).  As large as they are, they are quite agile.  People visiting the park should not approach them as they can move as fast as 30 mph (48 kph).  There are many injuries annually due to visitors approaching the bison.  You can read more about the bison of Yellowstone National Park or any other species online with the National Park Service.

Our Bison Encounter, Yellowstone

Our Bison Encounter, Yellowstone

6 responses

  1. Ah! I love animals!

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  2. magyarok27 says:

    A friend of mine had a Bison farm in Washington State, and I had a chance to see and photograph them up close. Beautiful animals! 🙂

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  3. rarasaur says:

    Amazing creatures! 🙂 I’ve seen a few in person in WA State. 🙂

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