Senators in Wyoming, Colorado, Nebraska, Kansas, New Mexico, North Dakota, South Dakota and even Rhode Island have all thrown their support towards the The National Bison Legacy Act - legislation that would introduce the bison as America's national mammal.
Bison are the largest land mammal in North America and were once roaming the continent in the tens of millions.
But before President Teddy Roosevelt's intervention, the population was less than 1,000. Today, it is nearly half a million.
Legislators hope that the act will raise awareness on the bison's impact on America's cultural history.
So, will the bison be right beside the bald eagle someday?
Two bison at ZooAmerica are confirmed casualties of the flooding in Hershey, PA.
They were swimming, barely keeping their heads above the water. The zoo workers tried their hardest to save the animals.
A witness said:
"The water, of course, kept getting higher and higher and they were just trying to keep their head above water, and at one point they had a rope and they were just trying to hook that around the horn of the bison."
They were unable to save the bison, though.
The zoo workers stayed the whole night, caring for the animals they were able to rescue.
Check out the above video for more details and eye witness accounts.