Bison Bison in Caprock Canyon State Park

Video captured by Texas Wild at Caprock Canyon State Park. Special thanks to Donald Beard for always welcoming us!

Basic Facts of the Bison….

American Bison: (Bison bison)

  • •Once numbered 30 Million
  • •Brought to brink of extinction primarily from commercial hide hunting (peaked during 1871-1882)
  • •Reached highest densities on mixed and short grass prairies
  • •Rut occurs in July & August
  • •Gestation: 285 days
  • •Single calf
  • •Sexual maturity 2 years
  • •Males:  460-907kg
  • •Females:  360-544kg
  • •Largest land mammal native to the Western Hemisphere

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