Bison, more commonly known as buffalo, used to be very plentiful in American. Great herds roamed freely across the Great Plains and played a critical role in the lives of indigenous people. Currently, buffalo are few in number but still considered a majestic animal that’s symbolic of the West.
Buffalo can tip the scales at over 2,000 pounds and stand over 6 feet at their shoulders. They spend most of their time grazing on grasses and other greenery. Their heavy, shaggy coats act to protect them against harsh winds and snow. Bison also have long sharp horns that can be up to two feet long!
These days most buffalo live on preserves and ranches. You can visit us and see these wonderful guys roaming in our drive-through section. Their size can be surprising when you see them up close and personal!