Animal Class: Mammals
Height: Males can stand six feet from hoof to shoulder. Females are around five feet tall.
Weight: between 800-2500 pounds
Diet: Wild grasses and sedges
Habitat: The American bison once was found in most of Canada, the United States and parts of Mexico. Wild populations are now limited national parks and refuges. The American bison live on plains, prairies and river valleys.
The American bison is the largest land animal in North America. The bison has long shaggy brown fur, a mane and beard under its chin and a long tail with a tuft of hair at the end. It has a big head with short black horns and a hump on its shoulders. The American bison spends the warm hours of the day resting, chewing its cud or wallowing in dirt. It is most active in the early morning and late afternoon.