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Species at Risk

Wood Bison

Bison bison athabascae

How can I help?

  • Be a good steward of your land, and support the efforts of organizations that help protect the environment. Try to reduce your ecological footprint.
  • Learn more about bison through reading or on the Internet. Share with others what you have learned.
  • If you visit Wood Buffalo National Park of Canada, you can learn about bison at the Nyarling Interpretive Pull-off along Highway 5,and at the Visitor Reception Centre in Fort Smith. The Visitor Reception Centre features exhibits, publications, and videos.

Wood Bison swimming
Wood Bison swimming in Wood Buffalo National Park of Canada. The park is home of approximately 5600 wood bison, the largest free roaming bison herd in the world.
© Parks Canada / WBNP Photo Gallery