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Bison

The American bison, also commonly known as the American buffalo, is a North American species of bison that once roamed the grasslands of North America in massive herds. Their range once roughly comprised a triangle between the Great Bear Lake in Canada's far northwest, south to the Mexican states of Durango and Nuevo León, and east along the western boundary of the Appalachian Mountains. Because of commercial hunting and slaughter in the 19th century, the bison nearly went extinct and is today restricted to a few national parks and reserves.

Grizzly Bear

The grizzly bear, also known as the silvertip bear, the grizzly, or the North American brown bear, is a subspecies of brown bear that generally lives in the uplands of western North America. This subspecies is thought to descend from Ussuri brown bears which crossed to Alaska from eastern Russia 100,000 years ago.

Grizzly bears have fur in a wide palette of colors. Grizzly bear fur generally follows the categories assigned to human hair -blondes, brunettes, and red-heads. Just like with humans, there is a lot of variation in color within these broader categories. The vast majority of grizzly bears are some shade of brown (hence their other name- brown bears). There are light brown bears, dark brown bears, and everything in between. Many people are surprised to learn that grizzly bears can be blonde colored. Many of them are extremely light colored, like the bear pictured to the right. Seeing grizzly bears that are almost white makes it easy to imagine how they evolved into polar bears. Polar bears evolved from brown bears and the two species can actually mate and produce fertile offspring.

Moose

The moose is the largest extant species in the deer family. Moose are distinguished by the palmate antlers of the males; other members of the family have antlers with a dendritic ("twig-like") configuration. Moose typically inhabit boreal and mixed deciduous forests of the Northern Hemisphere in temperate to subarctic climates. Moose used to have a much wider range but hunting and other human activities greatly reduced it over the years. Moose have been re-introduced to some of their former habitats. Their diet consists of both terrestrial and aquatic vegetation. The most common moose predators are wolves, bears, and humans. Unlike most other deer species, moose are solitary animals and do not form herds. Although generally slow moving and sedentary, moose can become aggressive and move surprisingly fast if angered or startled.

Mountain Lion

A curious pair of brown bears eyes a mountain lion and it's prey, a white-tailed deer.

 
Mohs Safari Car Built by the Mohrs Seaplane Company of Madison, WI

Car features a full naugahyde upholstered exterior, retractable top and sliding doors. Designed to seat eight or sleep three in comfort. Powered by an International V8. It is 1 of 3 built.
African Bull Elephant

African elephants, like most elephants, require a great deal of food to support their large body size. They can eat up to 350 pounds of food each day and their foraging can drastically alter the landscape. African elephants are herbivores. They feed on plant material such as grasses, buds, fruits, leaves, roots and bark. On Average they grow to About 13 to 16 feet long and weigh 4 3/8-7 3/4 tons.

This elephant was donated to Historic Auto Attractions by Bob Zingula in hopes of further educating today’s youths.

 
  
Grizzly Bear

African Lion

Lions live for 10–14 years in the wild, although in captivity they can live more than 20 years. In the wild, males seldom live longer than 10 years, as injuries sustained from continual fighting with rival males greatly reduce their longevity. They typically inhabit savanna and grassland, although they may take to bush and forest. Lions are unusually social compared to other cats. A pride of lions consists of related females and offspring and a small number of adult males. Groups of female lions typically hunt together, preying mostly on large ungulates. Lions are apex and keystone predators, although they are also expert scavengers obtaining over 50 percent of their food by scavenging as opportunity allows. While lions do not typically hunt humans, some have. Sleeping mainly during the day, lions are primarily nocturnal, although bordering on crepuscular in nature.

 
  

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