American bison are only distantly related to true buffalo. Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming, USA.
Calf and adult bison. American bison are protected within Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming, USA. The American bison (scientific name “Bison bison”) is also known as buffalo, despite being only distantly related to true buffalo. Members of the genus Bison are large, even-toed ungulates within the subfamily Bovinae. Yellowstone was the first national park in the world (1872), and UNESCO honored it as a World Heritage site in 1978.Add to Cart Add to Lightbox Download