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Bison Diet and Predators
Bison Information

Behavior of Bison

Bison Diet
and Predators


Description of
Buffalo/Bison


The Evolution
of Bison


North American
Bison Impact


The Bison
Meat Industry


Pictures of Raw
Bison Meat Cuts


Buffalo/Bison Packaged
Meat for Sale

The Bison Name

Favorite Bison
Recipes


Products and Services

2W Livestock
Equipment


Cypress Industries

T&S Range
Cattle feeders


Jenkins Iron and Steel

Stock-ade

Pioneer Cattle
Coupler Oiler


S3 Delta Harrows

S3 Delta Spreaders

  Diet
Bison are herbivores and eat simple foods. The bison's main foodstuff is grass, though they will eat any available low-lying shrubbery as well as sedges. In the winter, bison forage for grass under the snow. If there is little grass available, they will eat the twigs of shrubs. Bison are notably better browsers than cattle, since cattle are more obligate grazers, even though wood bison have also been described as "obligate grazers". Wisent tend to browse on shrubs and low-
hanging trees more often than do their cousins, the American bison. American bison prefer grass to shrubbery and trees. Over the course of the year, bison
shift which plants they select in their diet based on which plants have the
highest protein or energy concentrations at a given time and will reliably
consume the same species of plants across years. Protein concentrations of the plants they eat tend to be highest in the spring and decline thereafter, reaching their lowest in the winter.


Predators
Due to their size, bison have few predators. Five notable exceptions are the grey wolf, human, brown bear, coyote, and grizzly bear. The grey wolf generally takes down a bison while in a pack, but there have been cases of a single wolf
killing bison. Brown bear also prey on bison calves, often by driving off the pack and consuming the wolves' kill.

 





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