The American Bison is (Finally) Our New National Mammal (16 Photos)

The bison, once nearly extinct, has officially joined the bald eagle as a national symbol: The National Bison Legacy Act, designating the iconic animal as the U.S.’s national mammal, is now law.

With zero fanfare, President Barack Obama on May 9 signed the bill that had received congressional support on both sides of the aisle. The House of Representatives passed it on April 26 and the Senate on April 28.


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