European Bison (Wisent) – Карельский зоопарк

European Bison (Wisent)

Class: Mammals

Order: Artiodactyla

Family: Bovidae

Weight: Up to 850 kg

Height: 188 cm

Body length: Up to 300 cm

Color: Dark brown

Age of sexual maturity: 4.5 years

Gestation period: 9 months

Lifespan: 25-30 years

Habitat: European bison inhabit deciduous and mixed forests across much of Europe, from Russia and southern Sweden to the Balkans and northern Spain.

Diet: European bison feed on a variety of plant material. Their diet is diverse, including around 400 species of plants.

Did you know?

  • Despite their bulky body structure and significant weight, European bison can jump up to 1.5 meters high.
  • Throughout their history, these bulls have never been domesticated.
  • Fossil evidence has shown that the genus Bison, which includes two modern species—the European bison (Bison bonasus) and the American bison (Bison bison)—coexisted with mammoths.