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Facebook CEO Zuckerberg goes hunting for bison

September 27, 2011: 1:26 PM ET

Mark Zuckerberg has upped the ante in his dietary adventure. As we reported last May on Fortune.com, the Facebook CEO pledged that this year "the only meat I'm eating is from animals I've killed myself." He started out by slaughtering a pig, goat and chicken. Now the Silicon Valley billionaire has expanded his menu. Zuckerberg has learned to hunt, according to people close to him. He got a hunting license and recently shot and killed a bison.

Since one of his goals is to eat "a lot healthier foods," as Zuckerberg, 27, told me last May, the choice is a logical one. Bison meat, which is tender and sweeter than beef, is also lower in fat and cholesterol. Through a Facebook spokesman, Zuckerberg declined to comment. But last Thursday at F8, the company's developers conference, he delivered a hint about his culinary evolution. As he gave his keynote speech, Zuckerberg's Facebook page loomed on a big screen behind him. On the left side of the page: a photo of a juicy-looking sandwich and two words: "Bison Burgers."

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Pattie Sellers
Pattie Sellers
Senior Editor at Large, Fortune
Executive Director of MPW/Live Content, Time Inc.

Pattie Sellers has written more than 20 Fortune cover stories including "Marissa Mayer: Ready to Rumble at Yahoo," "Muhtar Kent's New Coke," "Oprah's Next Act", "The $100 Billion Woman" (Melinda Gates), and "Gone with the Wind" (Ted Turner). She co-founded Fortune Most Powerful Women and oversees the Fortune MPW Summit, the preeminent gathering of women leaders in business and beyond—and programs such as Fortune MPW Entrepreneurs and the Fortune-U.S. State Department Global Women Leaders Mentoring Partnership. Pattie also develops Live Content across Time Inc. Her blog, Postcards, is about how power players lead and navigate their careers. Pattie won Time Inc.'s prestigious MVP award for her performance in 2012.

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