The bison is a gregarious animal and, hence, the animals usually move in a body.
The bison typically gives birth to 1 calf a year. Most often it calves in the spring and lets the calf suckle until weaning at the age of 6-7 months.
They wander a lot and frequently run about, quite playfully. A bison can run at speeds of up to 60 km/hour!


A fully grown bison weighs between 700 and 1300 kg measuring 1.6 – 1.9 across the shoulder hump.
It is known for its massive shoulder hump, its broad forehead and its strong chest area, with its hindquarters being somewhat smaller.
The fur is incredibly thick, and therefore the bison is able to cope in practically all kinds of weather. In the summer, though, the bison is practically ”naked”, as it loses its entire fur during the shedding period.