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American “Buffalo” are Not Actually Buffalo

Today I found out American “buffalo” are not actually buffalo. The American “buffalo” are actually bison.  Specifically, they are “Bison bison”. The only true buffalo are the Asian water buffalo and the African buffalo. The American bison are actually very closely related to the Wisent, which are European bison. American bison are also somewhat closely related to cattle. In fact, […]

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