Bison - Safari North American Wildlife Collection
active, friendly poses are professionally sculpted, and the lifelike
colors are individually hand painted, so collectors and children alike
will be wowed by the realism of these Safari Ltd® replicas.
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Size in inches: 5.35 L x 2.24 W x 2.87 H
There are two species of bison, one from Europe and one from North America. The North American variety is the largest land animal on the continent, and is divided into two species: one that prefers the plains, and another that prefers wooded environments. Due to conservation efforts, these huge bovines have been able to recover from the brink of extinction and are now a popular attraction for visitors to parks like Yellowstone National Park.
Bison, also called buffalo, were hunted nearly to extinction during the 19th century so that they had almost become extinct by the 1900s, but recovery efforts have helped increase their numbers dramatically.
Bison are commonly seen in Yellowstone National Park, where they number roughly 5,000 individuals. They should be treated with respect and caution if encountered, as they can be quite dangerous. Their usual movements are deliberate and slow, which makes many people believe they are gentle and docile creatures. However, they can outrun humans easily and will not hesitate to charge if provoked.