American Bison (Bison bison)
Image credit: Jack Dykinga; released by the Agricultural Research Service, the research agency of the United States Department of Agriculture (ID# K5680-1); made available on Wikimedia Commons. Public domain.
Order: Artiodactyla (or Cetartiodactyla) (Even-toed hoofed animals: includes pigs, sheep goats, cattle, deer)
Family: Bovidae (cattle, water buffalo, bison, antelopes, goats, sheep and more)
Species: Bison bison - American bison
Subspecies: Bison bison bison - American Plains Bison
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© 2009-2019 San Diego Zoo Wildlife Alliance. Population estimates updated Nov 2018.
How to cite: American Bison (Bison bison) Fact Sheet. c2009-2019. San Diego (CA): San Diego Zoo Wildlife Alliance; [accessed YYYY Mmm dd]. http://ielc.libguides.com/sdzg/factsheets/ americanbison
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