|Why don't we see the big herds
of prairie animals as much anymore - like bison and antelope?
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for one thing, much of the North American prairie land was turned into
farms in the early 1900's so that people could make a good living growing
and selling crops. Bison, which are often mistakenly called buffalo, were
hunted to near extinction because their meat and hides were so valuable.
and antelope are still found in places like Wyoming, but the herds are