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Diet

Herbivorous, feeding on leaves, herbaceous and aquatic plants.

Lifespan

Average of 8 to 12 up to 20 years in the wild.

Reproduction

The female is sexually mature at approximately 1 ½ years old. Mating takes place between mid-September and October. 1 or 2 calves are born between late May and early June, after an 8 month gestation period and are weaned after 4-5 months.

Predators

Grey wolf, cougar and grizzly bear. Calves can also be the prey of black bear.