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Here’s Something You Don’t See Everyday…A Bison Charge

This video of a Bison Charge was taken at Yellowstone National Park and posted to YouTube in October of 2011 and went viral, garnering over 1.6 million views. And why not…it’s not like you get to see something like this every day.

I’m sure the guy in the car was a tad bit nervous, but you can’t tell from his voice while recording the video. It must have been quite the experience sitting in the car while tons of these beasts were coming toward him. One angry bull could have alot of damage to his car, thankfully, all the herd wanted to do, was go on by.

According to the National Parks Service:

Yellowstone preserves the most important bison herd in the United States. Learn more about the near extinction and recovery of these remarkable animals, how they make it through harsh winters, and what their survival says about our ability to share the landscape with another species.
 
Yellowstone is the only place in the United States where bison (Bison bison) have lived continuously since prehistoric times. Yellowstone bison are exceptional because they comprise the nation’s largest bison population on public land and are among the few bison herds that have not been hybridized through interbreeding with cattle.
 
Unlike most other herds, this population has thousands of individuals that are allowed to roam relatively freely over the expansive landscape of Yellowstone National Park and some nearby areas of Montana.
 
They also exhibit wild behavior like their ancient ancestors, congregating during the breeding season to compete for mates, as well as migration and exploration that result in the use of new habitat areas.
 
These behaviors have enabled the successful restoration of a population that was on the brink of extinction just over a century ago.

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