Idaho is Blessed with Bison
Not every state has them.
The bald eagle has been the only national symbol for the past 234 years, but there's a push right now for bison to be recognized too. And it might mean more to Idaho, since we've got and abundance of them.
Besides zoos, where do we find them?
One spot is the H2H Bison Ranch in the panhandle, 34 miles south of
Coeur d'Alene. The bison there have 35 acres to roam there.
And of course there are bison in Yellowstone National Park. Yellowstone says it's the only spot in the United States where bison have lived continuously since prehistoric times, and it's the largest bison population on public land in the U.S.
And if you feel like a drive, Split Rock Buffalo Ranch is in the Kootenai Valley in the Northern Idaho Panhandle.
Lawmakers are moving toward designating the bison as America's national mammal, with the National Bison Legacy Act and the Senate and the House officially agreed last week that these big animals play a central role in America's history. Once President Obama signs, it will become official, and that could happen this week.