American Bison Spotlight

American bison are large mammals found only in North America. Despite their large size, bison can jump more than six feet and can run up to fifty-one feet each second. Compare your athletic abilities with the American bison!

 

Celebrating and Saving Wildlife:

The Detroit Zoological Society(DZS) is committed to conservation and helping endangered species, such as the American bison, who have been gravely impacted by human activity. Building awareness of how our actions impact other living creatures and providing resources to empower people to do the most good and least harm, provides an opportunity for species to recover and thrive once again.

 

 Take Action:

American bison have co-evolved with their habitats. When bison are reintroduced into a habitat, they strip away grasses and fertilize lands, giving room for native flowers that help shepard in the return of native insects and birds. You can help by planting native flowers in your yard to help the return of native insects and flowers.

 

Download: Skill Sheet-Bison Physical Challenge