Dean M. Chriss
Blowing Raspberries, Bull Bison

Blowing Raspberries

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A male bison like this one can weigh up to 2,000 pounds (907 kg) and stand 6 feet (1.8 m) high at the shoulder. Females weigh up to 1,000 pounds (454 kg) and reach a height of 4-5 feet about (1.5 m). Bison calves weigh 30-70 pounds (13.6 - 31.8 kg) at birth. In areas where they still exist, bison are responsible for more injuries than any other animal. Bison can run at speeds approaching 35 mph, which is as fast as a horse. They are also extremely agile. Bison can turn quickly and jump up to six feet (1.82 m) vertically, giving them the ability to clear high fences.