Interesting Facts about Buffalo by Donald Ray Burger Attorney at Law
What is the difference between a buffalo and a bison?
The terms are largely interchangeable. Except on a biology test. Technically, what we have in the United States is bison. Buffalo are what they have in Africa (the African Cape Buffalo) and in Asia (the Asian Water Buffalo). But it is still a buffalo nickel.
How much does a buffalo weigh?
At birth a buffalo calf weighs about fifty pounds. A full grown adult bull can weigh around 2000 pounds.Cows (female buffalo) average around 1,000 pounds
How tall are buffaloes?
A full grown bull is about six feet tall.
What is the primary food of a buffalo?
Do only male buffaloes have horns?
No, both male and female buffaloes have horns.
Are buffalo calves usually born at a particluar time of the year?
Yes. Buffalo calves are usually born in May. They weigh about fifty pounds at birth, and are born with a cinnamon-colored coat, which they shed in about two months. The new coat grows out to be the familiar dark brown color one sees in adult bison.
When was the American Bison Society established?
The American Bison Society was founded in 1905.
When was the National Bison Range established?
The National Bison Range was established in Montana in 1909.