95 percent of ancient Ohio was forested. But centuries ago there were also small regions of prairie. Tall grasses and wildflowers were part of the prairie ecology and so were bison. Researchers near Columbus are trying to reestablish a prairie / bison ecosystem.
Lookalikes: Extinct and Living Animals
Examining the skeleton of the (extinct) giant ground sloths, which is related to the modern tree sloth. Examining the skeleton of mammoths, mastodons, and elephants.