Another round of snow here on the Colorado Front Range today. This image was taken from the previous round of white stuff received this past weekend. The Bison are of course well-built to handle the cold and the wet although I certainly do not envy them being out in the elements.
These massive animals were hunted to the brink of extinction in the 1700s and 1800s with as few as 750 reported by 1890. Their numbers have since rebounded with about 500,000 now living on public and private lands. In May 2016 the Bison became the official mammal of the United States, a fitting and long overdue honor.
Taken at the Rocky Mountain Arsenal National Wildlife Refuge near Denver, Colorado.