http://www.saskschools.ca/~gregory/animals/bison.html
http://www.canadiangeographic.ca/kids/animal-facts/bison.asp
http://www.enchantedlearning.com/subjects/mammals/bison/Bisoncoloring.shtml


Appearanceexternal image american-bison-45961.jpg

  • 725 kilograms
  • shaggy dark brown mane
  • heaviest land animal in North America



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  • found in North America
  • flat grasslands
  • mainly in parks and reserves
  • northeast British Columbia, northwest Saskatchewan and the Northwest Territories



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Food

  • most time feed on grasses
  • horsetails, weeds, berries
  • unchewed food or cud is brought back into the mouth and chewed
  • trailing plants


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Young

  • eyes ears are open
  • looks like a baby cow
  • has fuzzy reddis
  • stays close to mother
  • love to play


Enemiesexternal image Canis_lupus_pack_surrounding_Bison.jpg

  • grizzly bear
  • mountain lion
  • wolf
  • coyote
  • Man was greatest enemy




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  • When alarmed, they run (stampede)
  • 550 lived in Canada
  • excellent swimmers
  • able to run up to 55 kilometres per hour
  • it is the largest land animal in North America