Re: Surprise Canyon Meetings


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Posted by Daniel on August 05, 2002 at 23:46:22:

In Reply to: Surprise Canyon Meetings posted by Thom on August 05, 2002 at 19:01:02:

Bison (European)
Bison Bonasus
[A large wild ox from the forests of Europe]

A ruminant that "chews the cud" in order to digest its diet of grass and browse (leaves and shoots of trees). The male (one tonne in weight) is much larger than the female because he has to fight other males to defend his harem of females. As with its close relative, the American bison, man hunted the species almost to extinction. Finally, the species was saved from extinction by wildlife parks and zoos and has been reintroduced to the wild in eastern Europe






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