How high can an American bison jump?
An American Bison can jump close to 6 feet vertically.
How much does a bison weigh?
Male bison weigh up to 2,000 pounds and can measure six feet high at the shoulder.
Why is there so much fur on a bison’s head?
Unlike other animals, bison face into storms with the fur covering their heads an adaptation to protect them in their harsh environment. They also use their massive heads to push through deep snow.
How does a bison conserve energy?
Bison are able to slow down their metabolism to conserve energy in harsh conditions.
How fast can an American bison run?
Bison can run at speeds up to 30 miles an hour.
North American Great Plains
Bison are grazers and eat mostly grasses and sedges, but they will occasionally eat berries and lichen.
Habitat loss due to agricultural land use
Bison look slow and heavy, but they can run as fast as a horse. They can also turn amazingly fast and can do a standing jump of over 6 feet straight up.
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