Grassland Plants
Why don't we see the big herds of prairie animals as much anymore - like bison and antelope?

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BisonWell, for one thing, much of the North American prairie land was turned into farms in the early 1900's so that people could make a good living growing and selling crops. Bison, which are often mistakenly called buffalo, were hunted to near extinction because their meat and hides were so valuable.

FawnDeer and antelope are still found in places like Wyoming, but the herds are dwindling.

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