Written by DEPKES.ORG March 2023
Male bison (called bulls) weigh up to 2,000 pounds and stand 6 feet tall, while females (called cows) weigh up to 1,000 pounds and reach a height of 4-5 feet.
Public lands managed by Interior support 17 bison herds—or approximately 10,000 bison—in 12 states, including Alaska.
While bison and buffalo are used interchangeably, in North America the scientific name is bison.
What makes Yellowstone’s bison so special is that they’re the descendants of early bison that roamed our country’s grasslands.
It’s a baby bison. Bison calves tend to be born from late March through May and are orange-red in color, earning them the nickname “red dogs.”