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Saturday, September 11, 2010

SF - Golden Gate Park: Bison

Domestic Bison of Golden Gate Park. It's been years since I've seen them in the front lot.  According to Wikipedia, the Park purchased a small herd of bison in 1891, when their numbers in the US were dwindling. The Park has successfully bred bison in captivity. The bison paddock in the park seems small in contrast to my concept of buffalo roaming the wide open plains. I've oft wondered of the bisons' quality of life there (really!)--fenced in, next to the foggy coast.... Yet I do enjoy seeing them, large majestic tasty creatures. The buffalo just speaks "early America" to me.

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