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National Bison Range, Montana
If you'd like to see what the United States looked like hundreds of years ago, the rolling prairies of the National Bison Range in Montana -- one of the oldest wildlife refuges in the States -- should give you an idea. Millions of bison once populated the continental U.S., but by the late 19th century, American bison were nearly extinct. Today, the National Bison Range is one of the few areas where you can still find herds of wild bison. Visit in late spring to spot cute golden bison calves, which wobble around the prairies on untested legs. Other animals that live in the Range include black bears, elk, bighorn sheep and coyote.
Photo Credit: Image appears courtesy of the National Wildlife Refuge System Web site.