TYPE of species :
Life SPAN IN THE WILD : 12 to 20 years
SIZE : Head and body : 7 to 11.5 feet ; tail 19.75 to 23.5 inches WEIGHT : 930 to 2,200 pounds
The American Bison is a bovine animal that is native to North America . They once covered much of the open land east of the Appalachian Mountains from Canada down to Mexico . Prior to Europeans arriving , massive herds roamed the plains of the United States . It is estimated there were over 30 million American bison at one point . Welcome to species world video.