The bison is a mammal found in grasslands. The bison ranges in color. They can be black or brown. They are 60 – 73 inches tall at the shoulder. Bison range from 4.5 – 6.5 feet long. They usually weigh up to 2,000 pounds. The bison has four legs, two eyes, and one tail. The bison is related to deer, elk, and buffalo.
The bison is an omnivore. The bison needs grass to live. They love eating grass. The bison lives in the grasslands and prairie lands. Bison need grass, water, and food to live. Bison usually live outside. They usually live with others.
Bison have long sharp horns to help them fight. A big group of bison living together usually helps them survive. One of their enemies are bulls. Bison use their sharp horns to push them back. Sometimes the smell of blood stirs up a fight between bison.
A long time ago bison ruled the prairie lands. Bison usually are with others because they all live in grasslands. In the grasslands where there’s no place to hide, bison usually have to run to get away from predators. They can run up to 35 miles per hour. Grazing and resting bison might seem calm, but they’re constantly bitten by insects.
Bison are an important part of our world.