American Bison

The american Bison, otherwise known as the American Buffalo, is a bovine mammal, that has been part of American’s rich culture, for a long time.

So what are the characteristics of an American Bison? Or otherwise known as its description. Let me explain, first off it’s coat is dark and brown, perfectly suited for the winter season. During the summer seasons, it adapts to inhibit a lighter version of its coat.

The American bison can be as tall as about six and a half feet, and it can be as long as 10 feet. This impresive beast, can weight as much as an impressive 2,100 pounds.

Record Amercican Bison

The american bison with the most weight, ever recorded in the history, record books, weighed in at about 2,500 pounds.

As you know, the Bison has long been hunted in American history. However, in today’s day and age, the hunting of wild American Bison, is only legal in a few states. It is only legal, so that the population can be controled.

Predators

You would think that these huge beasts, would not have any predators, but they do. In some areas in america, wolves typicaly are the predators that American Bison fear most. The bison’s defense is to run back to its herd, or near by cows, bulls, or they can also enter into the water, such as the lake, and rivers.



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