I'm raising funds for the Sierra Club in honor of my favorite animal - the Amerian Bison. Our vulnerable species need our help now more than ever. Help me raise funds and awareness on behalf of all wildlife. I care about our Earth and the places we live. The funds you donate will enable the Sierra Club to do things like: • Protect our wildlife and the wild lands they inhabit. • Transition our cities to 100% clean energy • Make the outdoors accessible for all of us. I want to help #TeamSierra raise a total of $5,000 in honor of vulnerable species.
Per the U.S. Dept. of the Interior -- In prehistoric times, millions of bison roamed North America -- from the forests of Alaska and the grasslands of Mexico to Nevada’s Great Basin and the eastern Appalachian Mountains. But by the late 1800s, there were only a few hundred bison left in the United States after European settlers pushed west, reducing the animal’s habitat and hunting the bison to near extinction. Had it not been for a few private individuals working with tribes, states and the Interior Department, the bison would be extinct today.
Here are some little-known facts about the American Bison:
1. People often use 'bison' and 'buffalo' interchangeably. In fact, buffalo do not roam in the American West. Instead, they are indigenous to South Asia (water buffalo) and Africa (Cape buffalo), while bison are found in North America and parts of Europe.
2. Bison can weigh up to 2,000 pounds and are surprisingly fast, with their ability to run up to 40 mph
3. Yellowstone National Park is the only place in the U.S. where bison have continuously lived since prehistoric times
4. Only around 500,000 bison exist today, a fraction of the some 30 million that once roamed the plains before Europeans arrived.
Will you help by making a donation to protect these amazing creatures? Thanks so much! Jenna
For sources on bison facts refer to the following link: doi.gov/blog/15-facts-about-our-national-mammal-american-bison