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The Extermination of the American Bison, William Hornaday, 1889
The following is an excerpt from a book written by William Hornaday about the history of the American bison and its impending extinction.

Hornaday, William Temple. The Extermination of the American Bison. Washington: G.P.O., 1889. WorldCat [OCLC]. Web. 23 Mar. 2016.

What is the purpose of paragraph 2?

A

To expand upon the physical description of the bison.

B

To predict how bison would have developed over the years had they never been disturbed by man.

C

To underscore the fact that bison thrive in hot, dry climates.

D

To explain why the continent of Africa is so densely populated with bison.