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Waterton Bison Paddock

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There was a time when an estimated 60 million buffalo roamed the plains of southern Alberta. Excessive overhunting and a steady loss of habitat has dwindled those numbers drastically, placing bison on Alberta's endangered list. Just a short drive north of Waterton Lakes National Park on Highway 6 is the Waterton Bison Paddock, where a protected herd of rare Plains bison is kept for viewing as a reminder of their legacy as well as in attempt to aid in increasing their population size and advance their species.