Congratulations to the American Bison, which was officially designated as the official mammal of the United States! The Lehigh Valley Zoo has been a member of the American Bison Coalition which advocated for this outcome. We will do a talk on the history of bison in the Lehigh Valley at the bison pasture in the Trexler Nature Preserve At 1:00 pm this Saturday Nov. 5th to celebrate National Bison Day!
For the past five years, the American Bison Coalition has joined people across the country to celebrate National Bison Day on the first Saturday of November. Native American tribes, bison producers, conservationists, sportsmen and women, educators and other public and private partners commemorated the day by hosting events celebrating bison in their communities in dozens of states and participating on social media. The U.S. Senate has for the past four years recognized National Bison Day with an official resolution.