American Bison & Calf

Seems a lot like my life! A bison calf pesters its mother for feeding. Photographer Christine Haines captured the scene in Yellowstone Park. Picture: Christine Haines/Rex Features (via Pictures of the day: 4 July 2012 - Telegraph)

A White Buffalo or White Bison is an American bison possessing white fur, and is considered sacred or spiritually significant in several Native American religions; therefore, such buffalo are often visited for prayer and other religious rituals. The coats of buffalo are almost always brown and their skin a dark brown or black; however, white buffalo can result from one of several physical conditions: they may be albinos, they may be leucistic with white fur but blue eyes, instead of the pink…

A White Buffalo or White Bison is an American bison possessing white fur, and is considered sacred or spiritually significant in several Native American religions; therefore, such buffalo are often visited for prayer and other religious rituals.

Bison. Bison are nomadic grazers and travel in herds. The bulls leave the herds of females at 2-3 years of age, and join a male herd which is generally smaller than the female herds. Mature bulls rarely travel alone. Towards the end of the summer, for the reproductive season, the sexes necessarily commingle. American bison are known for living in the Great Plains. Both species were hunted close to extinction during the 19-20th centuries, but have since rebounded. (V)

Bison are nomadic grazers and travel in herds. The bulls leave the herds of females at years of age, and join a male herd which is generally smaller than the female herds. Mature bulls rarely travel alone.

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