The American Buffalo

Yellowstone National Park

August 21, 2016

The American bison (Bison bison), also commonly known as the American buffalo or simply buffalo, is a North American species of bison that once roamed the grasslands of North America in massive herds.  They became nearly extinct by a combination of commercial hunting and slaughter in the 19th century and introduction of bovine diseases from domestic cattle, and have made a recent resurgence largely restricted to a few national parks and reserves.

It is a wonderful experience to watch the herds of buffalo roam freely on the wild open spaces in Hayden Valley and along the Yellowstone River.


A tired-looking family unit takes a rest top for the little ones to nap.


If you weighed a ton, you might enjoy a sit in the sunshine too.


Could be twins….


There always seems to be a watchful eye around the young.


a portrait of this peaceful animal.





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