Now that the National Bison Legacy Act (NBLA) has designated the bison as our national mammal, we are pretty excited here in Buffalo Bill’s Cody/Yellowstone Country.
Personally, I am wondering what bison/buffalo songs Dan Miller (scientific name – “Hunka Hunka”) will be performing this summer with his Empty Saddles Band.
Unfortunately, interest in this magnificent creature increased recently for the wrong reasons when two tourists in the park (Yellowstone National Park for those who aren’t my neighbors) misguidedly put a bison calf in their vehicle and took it to a ranger station because they thought it was cold. This action resulted in the calf being rejected by the herd which was a death sentence for the animal.
It is my sincere wish that this event, tragic as it is, will serve to educate people about observing and appreciating wildlife. There have already been too many close calls this season of park visitors approaching – even petting – bison as they gather on the road.
My hope is that nobody is injured or killed because they get too close to the bison while trying to shoot a selfie or because they Read More