There's nothing that says "American West" like bison. Along with our other indigenous hoofed animals like white-tailed deer, mule deer, elk, moose, and pronghorns, they represent most of the large animals of this ecosystem.
Speedy​​
American Bison (Bison bison)

Speedy was a twin, rejected by her mother and hand-raised by a family in Lodge Grass. She was very small at birth and even at her current 700-800 pounds, she's smaller than a typical bison. Females in the Yellowstone area are typically over 1,000 pounds and males over a ton.
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Emily​​
Rocky Mountain Elk (Cervus candensis)

Emily was orphaned after her mother was hit by a car. A logger found her and brought her to us. In the wild, elk typically live 10-12 years so Emily, born in 1994, has already lived twice as long as the average wild elk. Elk are also known as wapiti, derived from the Shawnee word for "white rump."
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