Name: American Buffalo, also known as Bison. Family Bovidae
Description: Very large, up to 2500 pounds. Thick, shaggy brown coat and small curly horns.
Location: Canada, United States, Mexico.
In spring shed their heavy coats
Bison are mature at three years of age
They can jump up to 6 feet high
A Buffalo can run up to 40 miles per hour
Largest land mammal found in North America since the Ice Age
Will attack humans if provoked
Diet: Grasses and sedges. Ooccasionally berries and lichen.
Neat Fact: Bison were hunted almost to extinction in the 19th century and were reduced to exactly two males by the mid-1880s, from which all the present day's managed herds are descended.