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15 Facts About Our National Mammal: The American Bison

Categories: Animals/Wildlife,Laws/Regulations,Native Americans

https://www.doi.gov/blog/15-facts-about-our-national-mammal-american-bison

The American bison became the national mammal of the U.S. on 5/9/2016 when President Obama signed into law the National Bison Legacy Act.  Here are 15 facts about bisons including their size, eyesight, lifespan, importance to Native Americans, and why you should be cautious if their tail is sticking straight up.  Includes some great photos.  From the Department of the Interior.