An American Icon
The tale of the bison is one of true conservation success. In the early 20th century, the U.S. bison population dwindled to less than 1,000. Efforts from President Theodore Roosevelt and the U.S. Department of Interior saved the species, which now numbers in the hundreds of thousands.
Watch this video to learn more about the National Wildlife Federation’s efforts to bring bison back to their native habitats.
Sources: National Park Service, National Wildlife Federation