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O Impressionante Bisão do Parque Yellowstone

The American bison, also known as the American buffalo, is a very different animal cattle we know, although also comes from the family of cattle. It is a powerful, hairy, muscular animal that can reach the weight of 907kg.

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The American bison and the European bison are the largest land animals in North America and Europe. 
 
 
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The bison walking in flocks during the winter. They are nomadic and move in herds in search of pasture. Males leave the flocks of females to two or three years of age and join a herd of males, which is generally smaller than the female herd. An adult male rarely travels alone.
 
 
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The bison was hunted and almost became extinct during the 19th and 20th centuries, but since then, they have recovered. The bison of the American plains is no longer on the endangered species list. However, Canada's forest bison on the list of endangered species.

 

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The bison are good swimmers and can cross rivers up to 1km wide.
 

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Because of its size and habit of walking in groups, the bison are subsequently obstacles for road drivers of Yellowstone Park.

 

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During the winter, his close group mentality helps them keep warm.

 

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The bison's temperament is unpredictable. Normalmene, it seems peaceful, indifferent and even lazy. But suddenly, they can attack anything without warned or apparent reason. They can moverse at a speed of 56km / h and cover long distances in an energetic gallop. 

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Their most obvious weapons are the horns, born both in males and in females, but their bulky and massive heads can be used as battering rams, using the impact produced by 900kg moving at 50km / h. 
 
 
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Wrong Lane, friend!

 

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The notorious roadblock of bison.
 
 
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Having fun with some mud puddles.

 

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A bison live between 12 and 15 years on average, in Yellowstone Park.
 
 
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A small puppy with a snow mask.

 

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Birds help the bison get rid of insects in exchange for a meal.
 
 
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And another good cuddle.

 

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The bison usually mate between July and August, with only a cub in April or May. Here's a puppy feeding it with milk.
 
 
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Mothers can be good places to scratch.

 

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And even help with a loving lick. That helpful Mama!
 
 
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The size of the bison lets them go wherever they want, including cross rivers. 
 
 
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A bison group. Most animals can not kill bison, except for bears and wolves flocks.

 

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It would be nice if we could wash our face with her tongue. Hmmm ... maybe not.
 
 
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Bison holding up traffic even more in one day with snow.
 
 
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An imposing creature that exists on the land as long as we, the bison deserve our respect and protection. Go see them in Yellowstone Park.

 

Fonte: Red Cloud
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