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By Harold P. Danz

ISBN-10: 0870814540

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From the times while nearly sixty million bison ranged over many of the continental U.S. and into Canada and Mexico, to its close to extinction as a result of senseless slaughter in the course of the westward growth of the mid- and late-nineteenth century, the yank bison is still either a countrywide image of energy and freedom, and of disgrace and exploitation. this day the yankee bison once more is within the middle of controversy over its function in our economic system, its variety, and its very correct to exist within the wild. In Of Bison and guy, Harold Danz, longtime nationwide Park carrier worker and previous government director of the yank Bison organization, provides a transparent, informative, and hugely enjoyable evaluate of this really good animal. Danz explores the bison?‚?’s prehistory and typical historical past, its complicated dating with local americans, the bison slaughter and restoration, the expansion of bison ranching, and the function bison play this day, either as a meals resource and as a wild animal. Of Bison and guy will attract readers attracted to our advanced courting with the bison in addition to these desirous to comprehend extra approximately our usual historical past and source administration rules.

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An excellent example of this is brucellosis or Bang's Disease, caused by the bacteria Brucella abortus. This disease is distinguished by the female aborting her Page 12 fetus in approximately the fifth month of her pregnancy (the gestation period for bison is about 275 days). Although bison are seemingly quite susceptible, they can, and often do, build resistance to this illness and seldom abort twice from it. Bison herds in Yellowstone National Park are known to have experienced brucellosis as early as 1917, and even though Yellowstone bison do not receive vaccination, herd size or general health of the park bison has not been adversely affected.

His horns were impressive even in comparison to other bull bison, extending to nearly four feet between horn tips. Few predators, even the lion, would seriously consider attacking a beast of his size without help. The wind again carried the same strange scent to his nostrils and some nearby horses snorted their consternation, disturbing a solitary mammoth who promptly left at a brisk walk to rejoin others in his herd. The bison's ears detected the sounds of rapid movements that were unlike anything he had heard previously.

His horns were impressive even in comparison to other bull bison, extending to nearly four feet between horn tips. Few predators, even the lion, would seriously consider attacking a beast of his size without help. The wind again carried the same strange scent to his nostrils and some nearby horses snorted their consternation, disturbing a solitary mammoth who promptly left at a brisk walk to rejoin others in his herd. The bison's ears detected the sounds of rapid movements that were unlike anything he had heard previously.

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