Buffalo Herd
Robert Wilson, the laboratory's first director, brought the first American bison to Fermilab in 1969. Together with the prairie reconstruction project, the buffalo herd, today consisting of about 50 animals, demonstrates and strengthens Fermilab's connection to our prairie heritage. Besides grazing, Fermilab's buffalo eat grain and hay baled on the laboratory site.

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