April 2, 2006 - Posted at 12:23 p.m. CST
PITTSBURG, Kan. (AP) _ Guides at Prairie State Park near
Pittsburg used to lead hikes of three or four people to see some of
the rare herds of bison left in North America.
Nowadays, the guides are dealing with herds of their own.
Up to 70 people at a time are now lining up to see the
continent's largest mammal.
They're also coming to enjoy the park's four-thousand acres of
tallgrass prairie, the largest remnant in Missouri.
Less than one percent of tallgrass prairie remains undisturbed
in the U-S.
Volunteer guide Rick Edwards says the hikes are important to
educate residents about the bison and the importance of conserving