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American Bison (Bison bison)

Order Familly
Artiodactyla Bovidae

Green: Borealie

Red: Distribution

Diet:

Herbivorous, feeding on herbaceous plants, sedges, rushes and lichens.

Reproduction:

The female is sexually mature at 2 years old and the male at 2 or 3 years old. Mating takes place between early July and mid-September. A single calf is born between May and early June after an approximate 9 month gestation period and is weaned after 7 months.

Lifespan:

Up to 20 years in the wild.

Predators:

Calves can be the prey of Grizzly Bears, Black Bears, Grey Wolves and Pumas.

Status:

Near threatened; Canadian populations are threatened.