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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?


To expand upon the physical description of the bison.


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


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


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

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