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In Wild Yak Societies, Mothers Are The Real Climbers
2014-06-18 03:33:20

Wildlife Conservation Society A new study led by the Wildlife Conservation Society says that in wild yak societies, it's the mothers that are the real climbers. The study found that mothers with young venture on steeper terrain and slightly higher elevation than either males or females without young. The authors of the study expect that this strategy is an adaptive way to avoid predators and to access more nutritious food. Wild yaks are an endangered species occurring only on the...

2014-05-05 23:05:57

The Draper Natural History Museum at the Buffalo Bill Center of the West partners with the Cody Country Chamber of Commerce and several other local agencies and organizations with Spring into Yellowstone Birding and Wildlife Festival May 14 – 18. Now in its second year, the event celebrates the surrounding area’s abundant wildlife and landscapes, as well as the spring opening of the East Gate to Yellowstone National Park. Cody, Wyoming (PRWEB) May 05, 2014 The Spring into Yellowstone...

2013-11-01 23:20:57

Congress declares November 2, 2013 National Bison Day. The Tanka Fund at ILTF celebrates National Bison Day by supporting the Return of the Buffalo. Little Canada, MN (PRWEB) November 01, 2013 November 2, 2013 marks the second annual observance of National Bison Day. This special day is about more than just a Congressional declaration; this day is about honoring—and celebrating—the importance of the buffalo to our nation and our history. Buffalo fed and clothed the people of this...

2013-08-29 23:03:21

$100,000 research grant to study migratory wildlife launched by Prince Albert II of Monaco, University of Wyoming, and Buffalo Bill Center of the West. Cody, Wyoming (PRWEB) August 29, 2013 Today, an international partnership announced the first winners of a new scientific prize supporting biodiversity studies in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem. The Camp Monaco Prize is an initiative of the Buffalo Bill Center of the West’s Draper Natural History Museum, the University of Wyoming’s...

2013-06-28 23:22:23

Bison meat retailer celebrates National Bison Month with 31 "Bison Recipes" Adams, Nebraska (PRWEB) June 28, 2013 To celebrate National Bison Month this July, NebraskaBison.com is taking on 31 Days of Bison recipes. During the entire month, NebraskaBison.com's marketing director and photographer will be creating, tasting, documenting and posting online one new recipe centered around bison each day. The National Bison Association promotes July as National Bison Month, a time...

Global Warming Smaller Bison
2013-06-21 08:39:15

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online As climate changes and global temperatures increase, the average size of the iconic American bison will decrease, according to a new study in the journal PLOS ONE. "Bison are one of our most important conservation animals and hold a unique role in grasslands in North America," said study author Joseph Craine, a biology professor at Kansas State University. "In addition to their cultural and ecological significance, they're economically...

2013-06-06 23:19:29

With more than 2 billion hot dogs consumed during the month of July, NebraskaBison.com hopes to snag a share of the market with a gourmet option. Lincoln, Nebraska (PRWEB) June 06, 2013 NebraskaBison.com, a large distributor of bison meat based out of Adams, Nebraska, has announced a gourmet buffalo hot dog option. In an email with the company´s spokesperson, NebraskaBison.com stated: “We´re excited to bring this product to market. With over 60% of Americans grilling hot...

2013-02-01 23:00:19

A $100,000 science prize is being offered by the Buffalo Bill Historical Center´s Draper Museum of Natural History in Cody, Wyoming, the University of Wyoming´s Biodiversity Institute, and the Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation-USA. Titled the "Camp Monaco Prize," the purpose of the open competition is to stimulate scientific exploration and public education to expand knowledge and understanding of the biological diversity in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem. Cody, Wyoming...

Tibet’s Wild Yaks On The Rebound After Near Extinction
2013-01-17 08:57:44

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A multinational team of conservationists from the University of Montana and the Wildlife Conservation Society recently counted nearly 1,000 wild yaks in a remote area of the Tibetan-Qinghai Plateau. The species was nearly decimated in the mid-twentieth century by overhunting, and this find may indicate a significant comeback. The team of Americans and Chinese counted 990 yaks in a rugged nature reserve called Hoh Xil. The reserve is...


Latest American Bison Reference Libraries

Montana Valey And Foothill Grasslands
2013-04-19 14:34:54

The Montana Valley and Foothill grasslands are an ecoregion of northwestern North America within the northern United States and Canada. This area is made up of rolling grassy hills and river valleys of the Rocky Mountains foothills within the US state of Montana and the Canadian province of Alberta. The area largely consists of the Rocky Mountain Front, where the Great Plains rise to meet with the Rockies, and is therefore close to the Continental Divide. The foothills are drained by the...

Wild Water Buffalo, Bubalus arnee
2012-08-16 09:49:56

The wild water buffalo (Bubalus arnee) is a member of the Bovidae family that is native to Southeast Asia. It is also known as the Asiatic buffalo and the Asian buffalo. Its range includes Nepal, India, Cambodia, and Thailand and once included other areas like Laos and Pakistan, but populations there have gone extinct. In India, populations are mainly restricted to protected areas including Manas and Dibru-Saikhowa National Parks and D'Ering Memorial Wildlife Sanctuary, among other areas....

Bison antiquus
2012-05-09 11:50:25

Bison antiquus, otherwise known as the antique bison, was the most common large plant-eating mammal in North America for more than ten thousand years. Between 240,000 and 220,000 years ago, during the late Pleistocene era, steppe wisent (Bison priscus) migrated from Siberia and to Alaska, and eventually was replaced in mid North America by Bison latifrons. From this species, the antique bison branched out and existed until around ten thousand years ago. The modern Bison came from this...

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2006-12-14 13:15:09

The American Bison (Bison bison) is a bovine mammal, the largest terrestrial mammal in North America, and one of the largest wild cattle in the world. With their huge bulk, Wood Bison"“which are the largest subspecies in North America "“ are only surpassed in size by the massive Asian gaur and wild water buffalo, both of which are found mainly in India. The bison inhabited the Great Plains of the United States and Canada in massive herds, ranging from the Great Slave Lake in Canada's far...

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2006-12-14 13:09:57

The African Buffalo or Cape Buffalo (Syncerus caffer) is a bovid from the family of the Bovidae. It is up to 5.6 ft (1.7 meters) high, 9.8 ft (3 meters) long, and can reach a weight of 1.1 tons (1000 kilograms). On average, an adult male stands about 5 ft (1.5 m) high at the shoulder and weighs 1,500lbs (680 kg), while a female is .3-.5 ft (10 - 15 cm) shorter and weighs between 1,100-1,300 pounds 500 - 600 kg. The Cape Buffalo is not closely related to the Asian Water Buffalo, but its...

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lunula
  • A small crescent-shaped structure or marking, especially the white area at the base of a fingernail that resembles a half-moon.
This word is a diminutive of the Latin 'luna,' moon.
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