- A living symbol of the American West.
- The American bison is the largest land animal native to North America.
- At one time, bison roamed in huge herds across the United States and Canada.
- The journals of Lewis and Clark described western herds “so numerous” that they “darkened the whole plains.”
- Bison were practically extinct by the end of the 19th century.
- Bison tastes very similar to beef; it has a coarser texture and a slightly sweeter flavor.
- It does not taste gamey. There is no aftertaste.
- Bison meat contains less fat and cholesterol, than beef, pork or chicken.
- Bison meat is nutrient dense.
- A bison’s coat is such a thick and efficient form of insulation that snow can cover it without melting.
- The American bison is commonly referred to as the American buffalo.
- Bison are big, powerful creatures, standing 5 to 6.5 feet tall and weighing more than 2,000 pounds!
- Despite their size, bison can run at speeds greater than 30 miles per hour and jump from a standing position up to 6 feet in the air.
- Bison process North American grasses more efficiently than cattle.
- Bull: adult male.
- Cow: adult female.
- Calf: young bison.