Bison are only distantly related to true buffalo, such as those found in Africa and Asia. Bison have a large, humped back; true buffalo do not. To the Lakota, the bison was called “tatanka,” meaning “bull.” During the 15th century, bison dominated the American plains with numbers over 60 million. The Plains Indians depended on the animal for survival and used every part of the bison.
Love this zoo! Great place to get a walk in and the animals are everywhere! The museum/indoor part is very educational too. Has a lot of shade for when it's hot out. Very clean. Friendly staff.Taylor F.
We love to visit the zoo. They have great outdoor exhibits and lots to do inside as well. Great for kids and adults.Robin A.
Lots of great exhibits and animals to see! Fun gift shop and learning center.Stephanie N.
The museum gives you a break from the sun on hot summer days and has a great selection of animal exhibits from around the world. The zoo keeps growing and adding new animal habitats or improving existing ones. Membership offers reciprocal benefits to other zoos around the country.Bill T.