grasslands: fight, wallow, scratch, drink

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As spring returns, so do the Prairie Bison.

  • topic: wildlife

  • location: val marie

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grasslands: fight, wallow, scratch, drink

Bison are the largest indigenous land mammal in North America. Considered a keystone species, these wooly herbivores helped shaped the ecology of the Great Plains today. Though 80% of Canada's native prairie has been lost, Grasslands National Park represents the most intact example of what remains with a flourishing herd of nearly 200 bison that freely roam their native prairie.

Grasslands National Park preserves a mixed-grass ecosystem of over 70 different species of grass and over 50 different species of wildflowers. Grasslands is the only place in Canada where you can see the Black-tailed Prairie Dog and the Black-footed Ferret and Eastern Yellow-bellied Racers in their native habitat.

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location: Val Marie, SK, Canada

best viewing hours: 9:00am – 8:00pm

time zone: Central Time

related links: Parks Canada: Grasslands National Park
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As spring returns, so do the Prairie Bison.

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