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  • North American Bison

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    Once numbering in the millions, the North American Bison thrived on Colorado's Great Plains for centuries until overhunting and other environmental pressures brought them to the brink of extinction in the nineteenth century. Thanks to reintroduction efforts in the twentieth century, several bison herds now roam Colorado, and ranchers even raise them for meat.
    North American Bison
  • Bison at Genesee Park

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    Brought back from the brink of extinction, Colorado is now home to several bison herds that are re-establishing the keystone species in their native shortgrass prairie habitat. These bison were photographed at Genesee Park near I-70 in 2012.
    Bison at Genesee Park
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