An American Bison grazes on the Great Plains with Denver, Colorado serving as a backdrop. It was an absolutely gorgeous morning in the Mile High City yesterday and a prime opportunity to visit the Rocky Mountain Arsenal National Wildlife Refuge. The Bison kept their distance with the exception of this big bull.
Bison 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. Native Americans call them Tatanka, a Lakota word that translated means “bull buffalo.”