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A group that was part of an American Bison herd moves through the South Unit of Theodore Roosevelt National Park on Monday, June 9, 2014. (Photo by Dustin Monke / Dickinson Press)

Senators want bison to be national mammal

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By Sarah Volpenhein on Jun 11, 2014 at 7:38 p.m.
The bald eagle could be joined by the bison as the United States’ national animals, if a group of senators, including those from the Dakotas, have their way.

“I can think of no more noble an animal to name as the official mammal of the United States,” Sen. John Hoeven, R-N.D., said in a news release Wednesday announcing that he and Sen.

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