Idea #684 – Browsing a bison farm in Creuse
The North American bison (Bison bison) is one of the last living species of this genus, with the European bison. The plains bison (Bison bison bison), one of its two subspecies, is characteristic of the Midwest Greatgrass in North America.
The buffalo has a dark brown long coat and a lighter, lighter brown summer coat. The bison can reach 2 meters at the withers, 3.60 meters in length; it weighs on average between 450 and 900 kilos. Larger specimens may exceed 1,000 kilos. The head and front gear are enormous, and both females and males have two short, curved horns, which they use in their struggle for better rank within the herd and for the defense. The bison mate in August and September and only one red-brown calf is born the following spring. His mother will breastfeed for a year. Bison are adults at the age of three and have a life expectancy of 18 to 22 years, or 35 to 40 years in captivity.
Since 2001, Florence and Billy have raised wild plains bison in the heart of Creuse in a natural way, without any nutritional supplement but with spring water and hay. These bison, which nearly disappeared in the nineteenth century, and walk on a plot of 50 ha in almost freedom, divided into several parks. The park of this first bison breeding in Creuse includes more than fifty heads that you can discover in 4×4, accompanied by a guide, the bison, despite its gregarious air, being potentially dangerous for humans.
Where is it?
Elevage de Bison du Palais, Thauron, Creuse, France