National Bison Day Festivities

Nov 1

Julie Larsen Maher © WCS

The Bronx Zoo’s bison herd descends from the very few bison that survived the slaughter in the nineteenth century. Eventually, zoo officials hope to use the Bronx herd to contribute to restoration efforts in the wild. This goal builds on one of our earliest conservation efforts in 1907, when staff sent 15 bison by railway to Wichita Mountains Wildlife Preserve in Oklahoma to restore a herd to the western Plains. As you honor this American icon on National Bison Day, you'll also learn about its cultural, historical, and ecological significance.

Event Highlights

Volunteer Chats
Stop by to meet our Friends of the Zoo docents and learn more about the largest land animal in North America. 
Time: 11am - 3pm
Location: Table will be set up at bison overlook, near Fountain Circle

Keeper Talk
Get an inside look at caring for the bison from a Bronx Zoo bison keeper.
Time: 11:30 am
Location: Table will be set up at main bison viewing area, near World of Birds


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