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Tuesday, November 23, 2010


Hi friends. Hope you all fine. Now I like to share some of my knowledge about Buffalo. The buffalo has had a narrow escape from extinction, which almost resulted from the butchery it suffered within a period of less those 20 years. Herds of buffaloes once roamed the region between the Alleghenies and the Rocky Mountains. But by 1800, there were almost no buffaloes east of the Mississippi the Western plains however, were still black with herds made up of thousands, sometimes millions, of buffaloes. The size of these herds was almost unbelievable. They covered the prairie as far as the eye could see. Steamboats on rivers were sometimes halted by swimming herds, and trains were stopped for hours while an army of these animals crossed the tracks. Whole herds were shot by hunters to feed the thousands of men building the new railroads, and hundreds of thousands were killed for their hides alone. Today there are about 15,000 buffaloes living in the United States and Canada.

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