I will have to look that up one of these days. They look the same to me! Probably just different names for the same animal. Well that is one of the things we did today, we saw bison. Mike just informed me that there are only bison in North America. The 2 main buffalo species are water buffalo and cape buffalo which are found in Asia and Africa respectively. So we have bison.....and no they do not look the same.
We went to Fort Niobrara National Wildlife Refuge just outside of Valentine to see the bison and as you can see from the pictures below we found them. We had to go looking and did not see any for so long we were afraid we were not going to and then there they were.
We were also told to expect to see elk and only saw one but what a handsome buck indeed!
Then there were the prairie dogs.....