Bison
  • Six species of bison existed in the past, two remain living today (the American Bison and the European Bison)
  • Commonly referred to as “buffalo” but they are NOT (true buffalo are native to only Africa and Asia )
  • Largest terrestrial mammals in North America and Europe
  • Nomadic grazers
  • Travel in herds
  • American bison are known for living in the Great Plains
  • Hunted close to extinction during the 19 th and 20 th centuries
  • Live to be about 20 years old
  • Born without hump or horns
  • Become mature at 2-3 years of age