Bison Biology- Facts About Bison

Are Bison and Buffalo the same? Bison or American Bison often called ‘buffalo”. Although it’s not correct, it’s an old habit formed from the first explorers seeing them and referring to them as an Ox type animal. See: Did you know?    “Buffalo” is a completely different animal than Bison, people are thinking of the Water Buffalo, also called domestic water buffalo or Asian water buffalo, as a large bovid originating in the Indian subcontinent, Southeast Asia, and China. Today, it is also found in Europe, Australia, North America, South America, and some African countries.  They are known for their … Read more

Bison Milk and the Orphan Calf

 Care for a Bison calf. I feel so lucky to be able to publish all this information for our bison calves. Look at all the people that contributed! This would not have been possible without them. (further down the page is the most recent articles)   These are a few of the first calf heifers penned together while calving. One heifer had a freak accident in the night and had to be put out of her misery. She had a new calf about a week old now orphaned. The heifer on the right adopted that calf and has been taking … Read more