Classe Mammals
Ordre Artiodactyla
Famille Bovidae
Alimentation Herbivorous
Habitat Grasslands
Statut UICN Near threatened

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


Up to 20 years in the wild and 24 in captivity.

Canadian status

Threatened. Wood bison are of special concern


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.


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

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