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Three photos - A lone bison, a large adult bison, and a herd in winter
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Where the Bison Roam

Act 1,  Scene 2,  Page 9 of 47

Was it a bear? Were you hurt?

No, Inspector, but I was frightened!

It was a young bison. She was only a year and a half old, but she looked huge to me! I think I scared her as much as she scared me. She was completely alone.

Don’t bison usually stay in groups?

Mature bulls usually spend most of the year alone or with other bulls. On the other hand, young female bison usually stay within a herd. However, it’s not unusual for one to become separated from the rest of its group, although it does lessen the animal’s chances for survival.

We decided to keep track of our unexpected guest in the hope that her movements would help us understand more about bison migration patterns.

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