Prairies and forests in North America.
Females: 360-540 kg
Males: 460-990 kg
Up to 2.8 meters
Number of offspring:
At risk of becoming threatened
Did you know…
- Yellowstone National Park in the USA is the only place where the North American bison has continuously lived since prehistoric times.
- There is a population of approximately 4,900 individuals.
- The North American bison is the largest mammal in North America.
- Despite its large and compact size, the bison is very agile. It can run at speeds of up to 60 km/h, nearly as fast as a zebra.
- Bison have a hump on their necks, which consists of pure muscle. These muscles are used to support their large and heavy heads.
- It also comes in handy when living in an area with deep snow during winter, as the bison can swing its head from side to side, using it as a snowplow.
- The bison herd in Knuthenborg consists of a bull with his harem of several cows and their calves.
Meet the bison herd in Dyrehaven.