What Should Be the US National Mammal?

A coalition of conservationists, bison ranchers and Native American groups have nominated the American bison to be the US national mammal. What do you think it should be?

  • The bison is a great pick! It has been important to US history and is such a beautiful, imposing animal.
  • Prairie dogs would be a good pick - they're a key part of the prairie ecosystem, which is a big part of the American West!
  • Manatees, because they're such gentle creatures that are an iconic part of America's waters.
  • The grizzly bear -- it's a tough animal that is iconic to the West and America's early rough-and-tumble ways.
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