Bison Bull and Cow - Courting Pair
A bull bison groans a warning to the other bulls that this cow is taken. The bulls will pair up with a cow and will protect her at all costs until she is ready to breed. Until that time, they are attached at the hip; when she moves, he moves. Captured in Yellowstone National Park's Hayden Valley.
The American bison , also commonly known as the American buffalo, is a North American species of bison that once roamed the grasslands of North America in massive herds. Their range once roughly comprised a triangle between the Great Bear Lake in Canada's far northwest, south to the Mexican states of Durango and Nuevo León, and east along the western boundary of the Appalachian Mountains. Because of commercial hunting and slaughter in the 19th century, the bison nearly went extinct and is today.. more