We spent close to 90 minutes driving around the hill roads on the island as well as visiting the museum there. We saw more than a handful of bison and antelopes grazing on the islands slopes. We also saw some deer and two coyotes. I was particularly enthralled to see bisons in the wild. These animals are native to America and there was a time when hundreds of thousands of these majestic animals roamed freely across the country. Colonisation during the last few hundred years led to large scale slaughter of these herds. There was danger of these animals becoming extinct. Bisons are now classified as endangeried and are a protected species. The bison herd at Antelope Island now numbers around 700 and this is an optimim number. Any bisons in excess number are hunted and culled every year.
|An elusive coyote|
|Pronghorn Antelope - above and below|