Do you know how many types of bison are there on our earth? Let’s discuss the types of bison.
Most people know that there is a North American Bison, sometimes called the Buffalo, but there is another species which comes from Eastern Europe, the European Bison, or Wisent.
Both are enormous shaggy animals with humped backs. The American species is an animal of the open plains whereas the Europeans prefer thick woodland and forest.
Both have come close to extinction in the past but are now protected in parks and reserves in their respective countries.
What are the true Buffalo’s?
The best known true buffalo is the Asiatic Water Buffalo, which is the cattle group of mammals. This buffalo has been domesticated for hundreds of years and is the workhorse of all tropical Asia, being used for a whole range of tasks on the land.
It is an immensely strong beast with impressive horns over 6 feet in length. There are two African wild Buffalos, the common form, and a smaller and rarer forest. The African Buffalo also carries massive curved horns and lives in herds in moist swampy areas.
The dwarf Forest Buffalo is more retiring and large herds move through a thick forest without drawing much attention to them.
What is Rock-Goats?
There are four species of goats that are true rock-dwellers. The Goral, Serow, Chamois, and Rocky Mountain goat are known for their remarkable ability to bound up and down steep mountainsides and cliffs.
All goats are sure-footed but rock-goats are particularly skillful climbers. They seem to defy gravity by walking along vertical cliff faces using footholds only half-an-inch wide.
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