View Full Version : Bison Preserve, Golden Gate Park, San Francisco discussion

07-25-2006, 09:08 PM
This is a discussion thread for the following file:<br><br><b><a href=http://www.googleearthhacks.com/dlfile481/Bison-Preserve,-Golden-Gate-Park,-San-Francisco.htm>Bison Preserve, Golden Gate Park, San Francisco</a></b><br><br>As part of the effort to prevent the extermination of the largest land mammal of North America, San Francisco began a captive breeding program in 1891. Originally, the herd began with the purchase of a "family": one cow named Madame Sarah Bernhardt and a bull named Ben Harrison, from Wyoming and Kansas, respectively. Their paddock was located just east of the present-day Academy of Sciences and some were moved to the current location in an area in the western end of Golden Gate Park in 1899. With the addition of 3 bison in 1905 from Yellowstone National Park, by 1918 the herd had grown to 30. (Not sure how many bison are in the herd today; at least a couple dozen, judging by a recent ground-level appraisal).<br><br><img src=http://www.googleearthhacks.com/images/new/080505/619383bis.jpg>

07-25-2006, 09:11 PM
:whoa: What happened to the Bison?