Jeff Wendorff's photography portfolio of American Bison from the family Bovidae.

The American Bison (Bison 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, became nearly extinct by a combination of commercial hunting and slaughter in the 19th century and introduction of bovine diseases from domestic cattle, and has made a recent resurgence largely restricted to a few national parks and reserves. Their historical range 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 to the Atlantic Seaboard of the United States (nearly to the Atlantic tidewater in some areas) from New York to Georgia and per some sources down to Florida.

It seems there is no clever collective noun for the bison. The widely used herd is the official group noun. So of course, I am going to suggest the not very original, but eminently better, thunder, as the collective noun.

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