American Bison Habitat

American bison live in river valleys, and on prairies and plains. Their typical habitat is open or semiopen grasslands, as well as sagebrush, semiarid lands, and scrublands.

American Bison

Animal Facts

SCIENTIFIC NAME

Bison bison

RANGE

Once roamed North America in vast herds

COOL ANIMAL FACT

Fossils and accounts from early travelers show that Yellowstone National Park is the only place in the U.S. where bison have lived continuously since prehistoric times.  The Yellowstone herd is one of the few that remains genetically free of cattle genes.

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