About the Bison

Bison are nomadic grazers and typically travel in herds. They can move at speeds up to 35 mph and cover long distances at a lumbering gallop. American Bison typically live in river valleys and on prairies or plains. They have few predators, but a few notable exceptions include grizzly bears, grey wolves, cougars, and humans.

 Height 6'7" tall; 11'6" long
Weight 880-2,800 pounds
Diet Grasses, sedges, woody plants
Gestation Period 9.5 months
Life Span Up to 20 years
Threats Natural predators, humans

Meet the Animals

Learn About the Animals at Beavers Bend Safari Park