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THE BUFFALO. By Katherine Schoenfeld. What is a Buffalo?. The buffalo is a the largest land mammal in North America. They are warm-blooded . They have teeth and lots of hair.

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THE BUFFALO

By

Katherine

Schoenfeld


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What is a Buffalo?

  • The buffalo is a the largest land mammal in North America.

  • They are warm-blooded.

  • They have teeth and lots of hair.

  • The scientific name is Bison bison.

  • Buffalo are also known as American bison.

  • The Lakota Sioux name for buffalo is tatanka.


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Where Do Buffalo Roam?

  • The buffalo live on the prairies of North America. (map on the right)

  • The prairie includes the states Nebraska, Kansas, North Dakota, South Dakota, Montana, Wyoming, Oklahoma, Colorado, and Texas.

  • Can you guess why buffalo live on the prairie?

  • To find out go to the next slide.


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What Do Buffalo Eat?

  • Buffaloes are herbivores, or plant eaters.

  • They eat plants that are found in the prairies of North America.

  • Buffaloes move in groups (herds) trying to find new places where their favorite plants grow.


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How Far Did the Buffalo Travel?

  • Buffaloes made big trails trying to find food.

  • Route 66 follows one of the largest buffalo trails.


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What Happened to the Buffalo?

  • Many people hunted the buffalo.

  • Native Americans hunted the buffalo and used all of its parts. Nothing was wasted.

  • Settlers hunted the buffalo for sport and money.


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