Are They Bison or Buffalo?
Depends on whom you ask. Scientifically, American bison are not buffalo; true "buffalo" are only found in Africa. Culturally, the names bison and buffalo are both correct. When European explorers first came to North America, they called the giant creatures a variety of names -- including bisonte, buffes and buffles. As our culture developed, the name buffalo stuck. Today, both names are accepted.