Brown Bison

Brown Bison

Genus
Bison
Species
bison
Life Span
18-22 years in the wild, 30 years in captivity (40 years is the oldest)
Geographic Range
Found living in grasslands, forests and scrub forests in western South Dakota, Wyoming, and Montana. They are privately raised throughout the United States.
Offspring
1-2 calves
Conservation Status
Near Threatened
Fun Fact
The hump on the bison’s back is composed of pure muscle and supported a long vertebrae. The bison uses the muscles in the hump to help push its head to plow through snow in the winter.