Big, Burly Bison

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Oh give me a home….where the buffalo roam.  Did you know that they use to roam all over Georgia?  Well, not exactly here on the coast, but inland and upward of the state.

It was bison day.    You know why bison have a hump?  Ever tried to pick up this skull?  It takes a  lot of muscle as we found out first handedly:

 

bison skull

 

We learned a lot more about bison and then made our own bison heads. These are chia pets made with grass seed, soil, nylon stockings for the head, pipe cleaners for the horns and googly eyes.  In a few days we will see what bison think about grasslands!

bison love grass

 

At the end we stotted over to the bison with some browse and gave them a treat.  Want to see how they felt about it?

 

Yippeee cayeee cayoooo!

UPDATE:  Wanna know what the bison think about grasslands?  1 week later and finally the answer:

bison with hair

 

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About Joy O' Nature

I am a naturalist on the education staff here at Oatland Island Wildlife Center. I earned a B.S. in Terrestrial Ecology with a minor in Wildlife Biology from the University of Vermont. I recently received my MPH in Environmental Health from the University of Arizona. I have been a classroom science and environmental educator; instructing all ages from preschool to college, for most of my educated life.

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