European bison herds move by majority rule: each bison β€œvotes” by facing the direction it wants to go, and the herd goes in the direction chosen by the largest number. scientificamerican.com/ar…
Today I learned about NBA star Brian Williams, a polymath who following the end of his basketball career changed his name to Bison Dele, traveled the world having adventures (bazookas were involved). After learning to sail he bought a catamaran and set sail from Hawaii toward Tahiti. He was never seen again. criminallyintrigued.com/b…
Today I learned about the Great Moon Hoax of 1835, a series of newspaper articles about the supposed discovery of life on the Moon by an astronomer. The articles described animals on the Moon, including bison, goats, unicorns, bipedal tail-less beavers and bat-like winged humanoids who built temples. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gre…
Over 150 bison live on an island off the coast of California. Originally 14 of them were transported to the island in 1924 for a silent film and were then left there by the production crew where they flourished. catalinaconservancy.org/i…
Europe has a native bison population! European bison were only hunted to extinction in the wild in the early 1900s and were eventually reintroduced in the 1950s. Mostly they live in Eastern Europe and the largest population can be found in the BiaΕ‚owieΕΌa Forest. blog.nature.org/science/2…
There is a hybrid of a cow and a bison and they are called 'Beefalo'. thatsfarming.com/news/bee…
The original character name for M. Bison in SFII was Vega. It was changed because it didn't sound threatening enough to North American audiences en.wikipedia.org/wiki/M._…
The Catalina Islands, located off of California's coast, has a wild Bison herd thats existed for nearly a century. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cat…
There used to be millions of Bisons across North America until we hunted them to near extinction en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bis…
The Great Salt Lake in Utah has an Island with over 500 wild bison en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ant…
There are 150+ bison living on a small island off the coast of California. They’ve been there since a film crew imported 14 bison for a movie shoot in 1924, then left them behind when the shoot was complete. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/San…
A cow-bison hybrid is called a Beefalo. thecattlesite.com/breeds/…
The near-extinction of the American bison was a deliberate plan by the US Army to starve Native Americans into submission. One colonel told a hunter who felt guilty shooting 30 bulls in one trip, "Kill every buffalo you can! Every buffalo dead is an Indian gone.” theatlantic.com/national/…
Grazing animals such as horses and bison are known to engineer the landscape around them, for example suppressing the growth of trees by trampling or eating saplings. When this process is harnessed to restore an ecosystem to a previous state it is called rewilding. phys.org/news/2020-01-rew…
30,000 year old mammoth and bison bones in russia and alaska are found imbedded with airbursted meteorite fragments deposited while the animal was alive. Humans have existed for 200,000 years nature.com/articles/news.…
Today I learned of the Beefalo, a 3/8 bison and 5/8 domestic cattle hybrid designed to mix the flavor and characteristics of beef and bison meat. americanbeefaloassociatio…
The street Fighter movie had: spent 22% of the budget casting Jean-Claude Van Damme, a script written in one night, Kylie Minogue shoehorned in as Cammy by the Australian Actors' Guild, M. Bison with terminal cancer; which caused rushed fight training sometimes just hours before a scene was shot en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Str…
While the Bald Eagle is widely known as a national symbol of the United States, the American Bison is the national mammal. The population of American Bison, once 60+ million, dropped to <600 by 1889, but due to conservation efforts is now 500k and growing. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ame…
Wild bison used to (and still do) roam Florida floridastateparks.org/par…
Today I learned of SantimamiΓ±e Cave located in province of Biscay, Spain.It was discovered in 1916. Inside there's mural paintings of bison, ibex & bear from Mesolithic era. It was designated as World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 2008. prehistour.eu/carp-guide/…
The American Bison’s scientific name (genus and species) is merely Bison Bison nationalzoo.si.edu/animal…
The U. S. Government encouraged the extinction of the American Bison to starve and force Native Americans onto reservations. theatlantic.com/national/…
The hybrid offspring between a domestic cow and the American bison is called a Beefalo, or a Cattalo en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bee…
There's a missing link in the European bison lineage that scientists call the "Higgs Bison." npr.org/sections/thetwo-w…
The bison on the Wyoming state (US) flag does not have a set direction. It usually faces the hoist (into the wind, toward the mast), as most animals on flags do, but the original design had it facing the fly (away from the mast), "symbolizing its former freedom to roam the plains of Wyoming." en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fla…
There was a 36,000 year old Steppe Bison discovered by gold miners in Alaska in 1979 uaf.edu/museum/press/spot…
Paleontologist Dale Guthrie once happened upon a well preserved 36,000 year old bison frozen in ice. He and his team thawed it out and proceeded to eat it. historythings.com/aged-be…
Mary Ann and Charles Goodnight were responsible for the continued existence of pure American Bison and returned them from the verge of extinction. wideopencountry.com/mary-…
When a domestic cow and an American Bison mate the offspring is called a "Beefalo" wikipedia.org/wiki/Beefal…
The scientific name for the Plains Bison is literally "Bison Bison Bison" en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pla…
The near-extinction bison hunting in the 1800s was not to gain food, but to restrict the American Indians' dominant food supply; herds were shot from trains and left to rot where they died en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bis…
There is a cow-bison hybrid called a β€œbeefalo”. americanbeefaloassociatio…
Wood Buffalo National Park in Canada is larger in area than the country of Switzerland, and is the world's second largest national park. It was created in 1922 as a sanctuary for the last bison population in the nation and aboriginal resident worldatlas.com/articles/t…
Former NBA champion Bison Dele was (probably) murdered by his brother si.com/longform/bison-del…
When Street Fighter was created, the boxer character was modeled after Mike Tyson and named M. Bison (M stood for Mike). Concerned about legal issues, Capcom changed the final boss’s name from Vega to M. Bison, changed the cagefighter’s name from Balrog to Vega, and the boxer’s name to Balrog. kotaku.com/mike-tyson-say…
A cow-bison hybrid is called a β€œbeefalo” en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bee…
Researchers hypothesize that the European Bison originated as a result of a hybrid between two other species. They refer to this hypothetical ancestor as the "Higgs Bison". en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eur…
An underwater cave in southern France has >20,000 year old cave art on its walls, made when sea levels were lower. The art depicts Auks, Bison, wild horses, and more. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cos…
In the 16th century there were between 25 and 30 million wild bison in North America but, due to overhunting, less than 100 remained by the 1880s. Today there are approximately 15,000 left in the wild. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bis…
A hybrid between a cow and a bison is called a "beefalo" en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bee…
The bison roaming the southwestern corner of Saskatchewan's Prince Albert National Park are descended from 50 individuals released in 1969 in the province's Montreal Lake region as a food source for First Nations nationalgeographic.com/tr…
In 1992 a youth group descended into a French cave with steel brushes to remove graffiti... and ended up partially removing 15,000 year old bison cave paintings. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bru…
American Bison were easily hunted by Native Americans because of their respiratory anatomy where if one lung collapses the other also collapses, causing the animal to suffocate. ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/arti…
A cow-bison hybrid is called a β€œbeefalo” en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bee…
The wild bison of Yellowstone National Park have adapted to utilize the local hot springs as bidets to clean the thick fur of their nether regions before mating nps.gov/yell/learn/nature…
A paleontologist served stew made from the neck meat of an at least 50,000-year-old bison to a dinner party of seven people in Alaska in 1984 atlasobscura.com/articles…
A cow-bison hybrid is called a "beefalo". modernfarmer.com/2016/09/…
A Steppe Bison was discovered by miners in Alaska that had been flash frozen 36,000 years ago. Paleontologist's then stewed some of it's neck muscle and ate it!! en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ste…
In 1924, 14 bison were brought to an island off the coast of California for the filming of a movie, though the scenes with the bison did not make it into the final cut. Due to cost overruns, the film company decided to leave the bison on the island and now 150 of them live on the island. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/San…
There were once 30-60 million bison roaming across the plains of north america, and that today's population of ~500,000 recovered from a low of 1,000. bbc.com/earth/story/20170…

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