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Are Buffalo Extinct In America?

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The American bison, or buffalo, is a huge ungulate with a tall hump and relatively tiny head, with brains to match. Males weigh up to 2,000 pounds, and females, 1,000 pounds; both sexes have horns.  In 1830, there were an estimated 70-150 million buffalo. They roamed the Great Plains in numbers so great early European explorers described them as "numbers-numberless," and "the plains were black and appeared as if in motion." Their migration paths were so trampled that modern highways are based on their routes.  Before the arrival of Anglos, Indian people hunted buffalo for many reasons, keeping the population stable. But by 1830, beaver had been all but exterminated, and buffalo robes were made popular -- and the hunting stampede was on.  From 1870-75, Anglo hunters killed 2,500,000 bison for fur companies. The most famous buffalo hunter was William "Buffalo Bill Cody," who became an impresario of Wild West shows. The estimated number of buffalo at the turn of the 20th century was less than 1,000 animals in the U.S. And Canada combined.  In 1902, buffalo numbers were so low the federal government outlawed hunting of them, and began a restoration project in Yellowstone National Park.  There are now more than 250,000 buffalo in public and private herds in the U.S. And Canada, but virtually none are free-roaming. A good place to see them is the National Bison Range in Montana or Yellowstone National Park.
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No Buffalos are coming back at a great rate; so fast there will be a hunting limit. What the heck there probably is one in force now. If it moves shoot it. Tell Ted Nugent.
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No they are not extinct. In Texas you can buy them. I would love to have one but I have only ten acres you need a lot of land to have them. Ted Nugent has Bufalo roaming free on his ranch.
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No, but came rather close I must say ...
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No way are they extinct.  At Golden Gate Park in San Francisco, CA there is a corral area that has several of them in the city limits.
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No there still there. Not very many left but still there
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 No, I went to a buffalo farm in 2008.
Tehila bat Hannah Profile
NO.  Many Native Americans have large herds and in Kansas there are buffalo herds every ten miles.  I understand Ted Turner bought three big ranches where he grows buffalo in Kansas.  The prosper here.
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The anglos hunted them to extinction to kill the Naive Americans food supply, in their attempt to kill the people and solve the "Indian Problem" they were facing after forcing them all on reservations, and taking their children away to boarding schools...They just wanted those "savages" out so they could have the land...

There are no free roaming buffalo unfortunately...

And No. I'm not Native American. (not that I don't want to be, I just know that if you think I am you will feel as if I'm saying the things I'm saying JUST because of that.)
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Yes there are a plenty in america but tell me you are asking north america or south america
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Yes. They became extinct in the old days when people still saw things in black and white.
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Yes they are and have been since the white men killed them and ending there ever so l0oved lives

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