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Sequim, WA 98382

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AMERICAN BISON (Bison bison)

buffaloThe bull of this species may attain a body length of 9 feet, a height of over 5 feet at the shoulder and a weight of 2,500 pounds.

During the winter, the herds of buffalo (bison) migrated south as the prairie grasses became sparse. They reversed the direction of their migration in the spring as the new grasses sprouted. Some of these movements covered as much as 600 miles.

Occasionally, domestic cattle do cross, but the offspring are generally sterile.