Bison Photo Gallery
Bison are extremely dangerous. When hiking in bison country use common sense. They may appear slow, but they are much faster than you. Each year many more people are injured by bison in Yellowstone than bears
What does the Bison look like?
Bison are brown in color with a thick wooly pelage around the neck. Both male and females have horns, but the male horns are larger and more curved. Bison have an iconic humped profile with larger forequarters. Bison calves are adorable and have a reddish color.
Bison are North America's largest land mammal. They are great swimmers and run more than 40 mph. Millions of bison were hunted to near extinction. However the species has since recovered in numbers, many of which are privately owned. They will never reclaim their range however; today wild bison are isolated to a few pockets. Bison graze in herds, sometimes very large herds. The herds provide protection from opportunistic predators such as wolves. Male bison will fight each other during breeding season and on rare occasions an injured male may perish. Breeding is linear, the most dominate male mate the most.