Plains | Prairie Animals

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Bison | Buffalo
Scale comparison of a Bison | Buffalo and a human with dimensions of height and length
Bison, also commonly known as buffalo, are nomadic grazing herbivores and the largest surviving terrestrial mammals in North America and Europe. Once a symbol for the American Great Plains, vast herds of bison provided food, clothing and tools for the native people of the prairies.
Collection of drawings of Bison | Buffalo seen from the side, front, back, and laying down
Bison, also commonly known as buffalo, are nomadic grazing herbivores and the largest surviving terrestrial mammals in North America and Europe. Once a symbol for the American Great Plains, vast herds of bison provided food, clothing and tools for the native people of the prairies.
Collection of drawings of Bison | Buffalo seen from the side, front, back, and laying down
Bison | Buffalo

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Height (Shoulder): 5’-6’6” | 1.52-1.98 m
Length: 6’7”-11’6” | 2-3.5 m
Weight: 660-2,200 lb | 300-1000 kg (Small Cow - Large Bull)
Lifespan: 15 years (wild) - 25 years (captivity)
Uses: Meat, hide, wool, dairy
Scientific Name: Bison bison

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Bison | Buffalo side elevation (standing), front, back, side (laying down)

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