Helena, Montana: Giant Buffalo Skull

"Herd Bull" is made of metal, weighs over two tons, and is 15 feet long and 21 feet wide. Sculpted by by Montana artist Benji Daniels in 1990, who says it's the largest buffalo skull in the world: 12 times the size of a normal buffalo skull.

Montana Historical Society

225 N. Roberts St., Helena, MT
Montana Historical Society. On the east side of N. Roberts St., just south of its intersection with E. 6th Ave., and just east of the Montana State Capitol.
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Giant Buffalo Skull outdoor sculpture.

Herd Bull

A 2.5-ton bison skull made of recycled sheet metal adorns the front lawn of a museum.

[R Scott Jones, 09/07/2019]

Sculptor Benji Daniels has been trucking around this giant skull for years, hoping to find it a permanent home. It was in Jamestown, North Dakota, for a while, then cross-state in Medora. Now it's back in Montana, where it was made in 1990.

Giant Buffalo Skull

The skull must have been moved. I could find it nowhere in Medora.

[Kirsta Siems, 04/08/2018]

The skull has been "on tour" of the Great Plains for the past several years, so it will probably turn up elsewhere later in 2018.


Large Buffalo Skull

The Large Buffalo Skull is across from the Cowboy Hall of Fame. I believe that this is the same buffalo skull that had been across from the Buffalo Museum in Jamestown.

[Lisa Dewane, 05/13/2017]

You're correct. Montana artist Benji Daniels has hauled this giant skull to several locations, leaving it for a year at a time, hoping that someone will buy it. Thus far, no takers.

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