Bison Vs Buffalo: Is There A Difference?

The American bison is having an identity crisis. We can thank early European settlers (who called the vast herds “buffelo”), and the ‘unofficial anthem’ of the American West, for the initial confusion. “Oh, give me a home, where the buffalo roam” just wouldn’t have been as lyrically successful using the moniker ‘bison’. Fast forward 150 years and organizations like the Canadian Bison Association and the National Bison Association in the US are still trying to clear up the confusion between the two.

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