The wood bison is North America’s largest terrestrial animal, weighing up to 2,000 pounds. Originally inhabitants of the boreal forests of Canada and Alaska, the giant bison were nearly wiped out by hunting. A herd of 200 discovered in Alberta in 1957 provided the stock for restoration in Canada, and now there are an estimated 7,000 wood bison in the wild. If all goes well, wood bison will return to the United States as well. "It's such an opportunity to go back in time and right a wrong. We as people never get a chance to do that, but in this case, they did," Mike Miller, director of the Conservation Center, told the Associated Press.