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National Bison Day
November 5 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm$3 – $14
Join us from 10:00 am – 2:00 pm to celebrates another strong American icon – the American bison. Bison played a significant role in the grasslands ecosystem, Native American culture, and the story of the American West. In 2016, the National Bison Legacy Act was signed into law, officially making the American bison the national mammal of the United States. This majestic animal joins the ranks of the bald eagle as the official symbol of our country – and much like the eagle, it’s one of the greatest conservation success stories of all time. In less than a century, the great bison herds of North America were nearly driven to extinction solely by the actions of humans during the westward expansion of European settlement in the 19th century. Though their population dramatically dropped from 40 million to under 1,000, concerted conservation efforts have thankfully brought the population back up to over 500,000. Pueblo Zoo supports the Laramie Hills Bison Conservation Herd and their efforts to return this native icon to the shortgrass prairie of northern Colorado. Pueblo Zoo is currently home to two majestic male bison – Father, Cody and son, CJ (Cody Jr.).
Crafts, educational presentations, conservation action activities, and a visit from Wilder with GOCO, will be presented just outside the bison viewing area at the back of the zoo. Visitors will receive a bison bookmark and temporary tattoo while supplies last. Stop by and help the Pueblo Zoo support this iconic species!
Zoo admission required.