• Bison Family part of herd Thermopolis Wy

    Image ID
    FOT446616
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    RM Rights Managed
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    44.5 MB
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    Image Dimensions
    16200 x 10800 px
    Image Print Size (at 300 ppi)
    1372 x 914 mm
    54.0 x 36.0 in
    Visual Size @300ppi
    Keywords
    Bison are part of the family Bovidae, to which cattle and goats belong. They are not in the same family that Asian and African buffalo are. However, because they resembled these old world animals, the early explorers called them by that name. Although it is a misnomer, the name buffalo is still used interchangeably with bison. One of the physical differences between the old world buffalo and the American bison is the large shoulder hump of the bison. This hump, along with a broad, massive head, short, thick neck and small hindquarters give the animal its rugged appearance. The color and character of the bison's fur varies with the season. A mature bull in winter has a dark brown to black coat. The length of the hair measures up to sixteen inches on the forehead, ten inches on the forelegs, and only eight inches on the hindquarters. No wonder the bison, unlike domestic cattle, face into storms. Animal wild life mammal calf cow milk drink feed
    Uploader
    Rob Weaver
    Contributor
    Sandy Weaver
    Date Taken
    2008-07-07
    Uploaded on
    2008-07-07
    Collection
    A2. American GATEWAY TO THE WEST -Colorado - Wyoming - Oregon Trail - Dakota A
    Category
    Heritage
    Sub Category
    Conservation
    Ethnicities
    African
    Dominant colour
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