What a fantastic display of the power of this American icon! As a recent snowstorm wrapped up, the bison were extraordinarily active, seeming to relish the cold and snow.
These two bulls put all that energy to work attempting to one-up each other. Back and forth they battled for 10 minutes, pushing each other through the fresh snow. It was tons of fun to watch these 1,000+ pound creatures battle!
It used to be we called these buffalo but that actually was incorrect. While they are part of the same family that includes the European and African buffalo, the Bison is its own, distinct species.
It is believed they were called buffalo by early North American explorers due to their resemblance to the Old-World species. Native Americans call them Tatanka, a Lakota word that translated means “bull buffalo.”