American Bison, Commonly called Buffalo no longer exists in the wild and nowdays the zoos and wildlife parks or a few roaming bison on a farm offers the best view of the bison in West Virginia.
Buffalo were common in West Virgina and valued as a source of food by white settlers and the Native Americans in the early 1700's. The town of Buffalo, Putnam County, West Virginia, zip code 25033 was named after the Buffalo. The last recorded bison in West Virginia was killed around Valley Head, Randolph County in 1825 and the last Buffalo east of the Mississippi River was kill around 1832.        Back  Next      Wildlife Index!
The Bull "Buffalo" can weigh 1800 LBS.
American Bison Commonly called "Buffalo", They have thrived in North America for 10,000 Years, and ranged from central Canada to as far south as Mexico City, from the Atlantic coast to the Rocky Mountains. Over 75 Million "Buffalo" were present in North America in the early 1800's.
The American bison that's commonly known as a buffalo will appear on the new nickle. The US mint, minted its last American buffalo nickes, the symbol of the America West in 1938, America's most popular coins ever. The new buffalo nickel goes into circulaton March of 2005, is the third of four designs that celebrate the bicentennial of the Lewis and Clark expedition.
American Bison
American Bison, Commonly called "Buffalo".
American Bison
Bison is the name for these animals, but "Buffalo" is the name we preferred for everyday usage..
Submitted by: Bobbie Lauren Driskell

The Buffalo are principally grazers feeding mainly on grasses and leaves.
There were four separate great herds of American Bison covering 9 states and Canada, the "Texas" Herd, The "Arkansas" Herd, The "Republican" Herd and the "Northern" Herd.

Buffalo Indian Head Nickel

American Bison

The American bison that's commonly known as a buffalo appear on the old and new buffalo nickel. The Buffalo Indian Head Nickel was last mented in 1938 and the new Buffalo nickle will be produced during the first half of 2005 and goes into circulation on March of 2005.
Submitted by: Dan Edward

This will be the first chance in 67 years to get your hands on a new buffalo nickel. Yes! The new nickel produced by the U.S. Mint during the first half of 2005 also depicted a male bison. The other side shows the third president, Thomas Jefferson in place of the American Indian.
New Buffalo Five Cents (2005)
New Buffalo Five Cents (2005)

Where:                Buffalo Country, North America   
When:                 2004   
Photographer:         Billybob 
Photo submitted by:   Bobbie Lauren Driskell

                  The Bull "Buffalo" can weigh 1800 LBS. The cow "Buffalo" 1200 LBS.
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American Bison, Commonly called "Buffalo" They have thrived in the United States for thousands of years. from the Atlantic coast to the Rocky Mountains and were common in West Virgina in the early days.