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What’s your pick for national mammal?

A bison grazes in Yellowstone National Park near Gardiner, Mont., in this March 9, 2016 photo. (AP / Matthew Brown)
A bison grazes in Yellowstone National Park near Gardiner, Mont., in this March 9, 2016 photo. (AP / Matthew Brown)

Lawmakers called the bison the embodiment of American strength and resilience and said it reflects the nation’s pioneer spirit.

Bison, also known as buffalo, were central to many Native American cultures and were on the verge of extinction before revival efforts established herds on national refuges and parks.

Tens of millions of bison once thundered across a range stretching from central Canada through the Great Plains and northern Mexico. Now about 30,000 wild bison roam the country, with the largest population in Yellowstone National Park.

If you could choose the national mammal what would you pick? CH



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D.F. Oliveria started Huckleberries Online on Feb. 16, 2004. Oliveria's Sunday print Huckleberries is a past winner of the national Herb Caen Memorial Column contest.