America Bison Mating Habits

America Bison Mating Habits



Bison are polygynous, meaning that a dominant male, or a bull, mates with a group of females. The season for breeding takes place in summer, from June to September while the gestation period lasts about 285 days. A female can give birth to a single calf each season. 

Newborn calf weight about 15-25 kg. To give birth, bison females choose shelter, a distant place far from the herd. Protection of the calf lies on the shoulders of females whereas males don’t take part in this process. Babies are breastfed for 7-8 months and weaned when they are one year old. Males reach sexual maturity at the age of 3 years and females - from 2 to 3 years.

America Bison Mating Habits 

America Bison Mating Habits 


America Bison Mating Habits 

MATING BEHAVIOR - Polygyny

REPRODUCTION SEASON - June-September

PREGNANCY DURATION - 285 days

BABY CARRYING - 1 calf

INDEPENDENT AGE - 1 year

FEMALE NAME - cow

MALE NAME - bull

BABY NAME - calf

America Bison Mating Habits 

America Bison Mating Habits 

America Bison mating season

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