Bison
American Black Bear

About

The American bison, also commonly known as the American buffalo, is a North American species of bison that once roamed the grasslands in massive herds.

Fun Facts

Bison are North America’s largest land animals. Mature bulls weigh up to 2,000 pounds and mature cows as much as 1,000 pounds. A bison’s hump is composed of muscle, supported by long vertebrae. It allows the animal to use its head to plow through snow.

Conservation Status

Near Threatened

Annual Cost of Care

The cost to care for this animal per year is $2,300.

Through our Adopt An Animal program, you have an opportunity to provide for this animal’s needs. There are two ways to give:

  1. By clicking on the Adopt this Animal button below, you will learn how you can provide the annual cost of care listed above for this animal. 
  2. Check out our Adopt An Animal page to see the variety of other donation levels and gifts of appreciation that are available.
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