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A Day in the Life of a Bison: A First-Person Account

In this post, we interviewed one of our own bison to see what their day was like. Please enjoy this interview with our bison in her own words.





I wake up early in the morning, around sunrise. I stretch my legs and yawn. I’m a bison, and this is my day.

My name is Wools, and I'm a member of a herd that lives on JJ Bison's ranch. We're a social bunch, and we spend most of our time grazing and socializing. I'm a pretty big gal, weighing just under 2,000 pounds. I'm also pretty strong, and I can run about 30 miles per hour when I last timed myself. My coat of fur is thick and brown, and it helps to keep me warm in the cold weather, but personally, I'm more of a fan of the warm weather.


My day:

I start my day by grazing on grasses, herbs, and other plants. I have a good sense of smell, and I use my nose to find food.

After I've eaten my fill, I rest in the shade. I might also socialize with other bison in the herd. We bison are very social animals, and we enjoy spending time with our herd mates. We communicate with each other through a variety of vocalizations, including grunts, snorts, and bellows. Today I snorted at Bully and he bellowed back. It was a good morning.


In the evening, I gather with the other bison in the herd to sleep. We are very good at staying warm, even in cold weather. Tonight, I'm laying down next to Julia. She's my best friend.

In the wild, we may have had to migrate. We would have to travel long distances in search of food and water. However, here we have a lot of ground we can graze on, and migrating for food isn't necessary.


I am a bison, and I am proud of it. I am a strong, resilient, and social animal. I play an important role in the ecosystem.

This is my day. This is my life.


We hope you enjoyed this diary entry!

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