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Location address: 36316, Vigo, Plaza de los Leones s/n
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It is a great cattle which used to live on the plains of northern Mexico, the United States and Canada in large flocks, ranging from the Great Slave Lake to Mexico and from eastern Oregon to the Appalachians. There are two subspecies: the plains bison (B. b. bison) and the wood bison (B. b. athabascae) of Canada.
Legally protected since the beginning of the century in order to avoid extinction, now live in reserves in the great national parks of the United States.
IUCN was ranked first in the Red List in 1996 as LC (low risk). In 2008 came to NT (threatened) may soon be in a more vulnerable.
The bison bonasus (European bison) is listed on the IUCN Red List as a species VU (vulnerable). Although their situation has improved since the 2,000 where their survival is in danger (EN)
CITES: Appendix II found in the bison bison athabascae (wood bison).
Listen the sound of the bison.