Aug 9/American Bison

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There are between 150-200 American Bison, or buffalo, on Catalina island. It is thought that they were brought there for a Hollywood movie in the 1920’s. (Fun fact-they are given birth control to keep their numbers down!)

We saw this lone bison on the drive from Avalon to Little Harbor, where we were camping for the night. We almost missed the shuttle (thinking it left at 10:30, not 10) and had to run the 1.5 miles from Hermit Gulch campground to Avalon with our packs and gear! I have to say, I am feeling pretty good for 25!

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