American Bison

A American Bison

A American Bison

American Bison are the heaviest mammal in the Americas.  They can weigh more than one ton, 2,000 pounds.  They live all over the North American continent.  bison range map

Bison eat grasses, shrubs, flowers, tree-leaves, and low-growing fruits.  They form large herds of 50 to 1,000.

A American Bison’s main predators are wolves, bears, mountain lions, and coyotes.  They protect themselves by stomping their predators or impaling them with their horns; or throwing them up like a bull.