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Bison commonly called Buffalo is distantly related to a true buffalo. American Bison are nomadic grazers and travel in herds. Usually, a herd of females with one or two older bulls, bachelor herds, or single males. Mature bulls rarely travel alone. Breeding takes place towards the end of summer through September. The Cow gives birth after 9 – 10 mo. gestation period to a single calf, although they can have twins, it is rare. Bison are the largest terrestrial animal in North America. They can stand up to 6 ft. tall. They have thick, shaggy, brown or reddish brown fur on their heads and necks with shorter hair on their hind quarters. Both male and females have short, curved, black horns, which can grow up to 2 ft. Their meat is similar to beef, however it is much leaner.

Key Facts

North America


Gestation Period:
9-10 months

Number of Young:

Maximum Age:
25 years

Male & Female

Year Round

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