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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

THE BUFFALO

By

Katherine

Schoenfeld

what is a buffalo
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.
where do buffalo roam
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.
what do buffalo eat
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.
how far did the buffalo travel
How Far Did the Buffalo Travel?
  • Buffaloes made big trails trying to find food.
  • Route 66 follows one of the largest buffalo trails.
what happened to the buffalo
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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