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Differences Between Bison and Cats

Cats and bison are two very different animals that inhabit different parts of the world and have evolved to adapt to their respective environments. Some cats do live outdoors, and in general, they vary in size, but the two animals are vastly different. This post regards your standard house cat and not the larger bobcat or lion.



Here are some key differences between the two:

  1. Size: Bison are much larger than cats. Adult bison can weigh upwards of 2,000 pounds and stand up to 6 feet tall at the shoulder, while the average domestic cat weighs around 10 pounds. Furthermore, while a cat's spine is like jelly and it may appear much smaller, a bison is unable to contort the way a cat does.

  2. Appearance: Cats have slender bodies with short legs and long tails, while bison have a stocky build with short, muscular legs and a short tail. Cats have smooth, short fur, which color depends on their breed, while bison have thick, shaggy fur that ranges in color from dark brown to black.

  3. Habitat: Cats are found all over the world, from the savannas of Africa to the forests of North America. They are adaptable creatures that can live in a variety of environments. For the purposes of this post, however, they are typically found indoors, spoiled by their owners. Bison, on the other hand, are native to North America and are typically found in grassland or prairie habitats with no one to spoil them.

  4. Diet: Cats are carnivores and rely on a diet of meat to survive. They hunt small prey such as rodents and birds, or fancy feast from their bowl. Bison, on the other hand, are herbivores and graze on grasses and other vegetation.

  5. Behavior: Cats are known for their independence and solitary nature. They are territorial animals that mark their territory with scent and are generally more active at night. Bison, on the other hand, are social animals that live in herds and are more active during the day.

Overall, while cats and bison may seem quite different at first glance, they are both fascinating animals that have evolved to thrive in their respective environments. The main difference is that you would never keep a bison as a pet, but a cat is perfect for cuddling (when they want).




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