the bison

The Bison

They graze and ruminate peacefully in the pasture lands, but come the rutting season, the large males clash violently. It is not rare to see bulls weighing one ton. Adults are black and calves, and the newborns, born after a gestation period of 9 months, are brown/red.

Classe 
mammalia
Famille 
bovidae
Ordre 
artiodactyla
Statut 
near threatened
Longévité 
30 years
In 1880, North-American bison populations were reduced, through intensive, organised hunting, from several million to 500 individuals. The aim: to starve the Indians.