(Bison bison athabascae)
Wood Bisons are the largest land mammals in North America. They even surpass the more well-known Plains Bisons. Mass shooting during the times of European immigrants nearly wiped out both subspecies. Due to conservation breeding in zoological gardens as well as resettlement, several thousand Bisons once again live today in national parks and conservation areas in North America.
Did you know that?
- If danger threatens, Bisons can reach top speeds of 50 km/h.
- Their thick winter fur keeps them warm at minus 40 °C.