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Question 1: Which national park is known for its large wild bison herds?
- Yellowstone National Park
- Yosemite National Park
- Grand Canyon National Park
Correct Answer: Yellowstone National Park
Fact: The animals in today's image belong to the nation's largest wild bison herd. In contrast to private herds, thousands of bison are free to wander the vast territory of Yellowstone National Park and adjacent areas.
Question 2: What nickname is given to bison calves?
- Brown bear
- Red dog
- White wolf
Correct Answer: Red dog
Fact: Baby bison are an orange-red shade when they are born, between late March and May, earning them the nickname 'red dog.' After three months they start to turn brown and grow their shoulder hump and horns.
Question 3: Which Indigenous people of North America have significant cultural and historical ties to bison?
Correct Answer: Lakota
Fact: The bison is sacred to members of the Lakota tribe, symbolizing life and abundance. The Lakota call them 'tatanka' or 'pte' and the tribe is sometimes known as 'pte oyate,' which translates to 'buffalo nation.'