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Bison weather the snowstorm

I haven’t done a Tatanka Tuesday in a while so here you go.

The weather early Sunday was pretty yucky with freezing drizzle, snow and cold. While it was not fit for man, the beasts are built for this, particularly these massive creatures. This bull is one of the top big boys of the heard and large and in charge to say the least.

It used to be we called these buffalo but that actually was incorrect. While they are part of the same family that includes the European and African buffalo, the Bison is its own, distinct species.

It is believed they were called buffalo by early North American explorers due to their resemblance to the Old-World species. Native Americans call them Tatanka, a Lakota word that translated means “bull buffalo.”

A massive Bison bull and others from his herd weather a snowstorm in Colorado. (© Tony’s Takes)

A massive Bison bull and others from his herd weather a snowstorm in Colorado. (© Tony’s Takes)

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