How the American Bison Became Our National Mammal

Bison at the Bronx Zoo being crated for transport to the Wichita Forest
and Game Preserve (now known as the Wichita Mountains Wildlife
Reserve), October 1907. William Hornaday appears on the left.
Credit: © Wildlife Conservation Society.
Train car holding bison at New York’s Fordham Station, bound for South Dakota’s Wind Cave Reserve (known today as Wind Cave National Park), November 1913. Credit: © Wildlife Conservation Society.
A copy of the 1907 census survey sent by Hornaday, with
responses from the Davenport Zoological Park.
Credit: © Wildlife Conservation Society.
Hornaday scrapbook page with letter sent by Hornaday
to 150 newspaper editors encouraging articles on the
bison campaign, March 1908.
Credit: © Wildlife Conservation Society.
Hornaday scrapbook page with Montana National
Bison Herd subscription flyer, 1908.
Credit: © Wildlife Conservation Society.

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