A male buffalo, or bull, weighs approximately 2,000 pounds, while a female buffalo cow weighs approximately 1,100 pounds. Alternatively known as the American bison.
Buffalo are huge and heavy. Some males can reach about 3 metres in length. Females are considerably shorter than males, measuring between 7 and 10 1/2 feet in length. The shoulder height of bulls varies between approximately 5 1/2 and 6 feet. The average shoulder height of a cow is approximately 5 feet.
Before they were nearly hunted to extinction, bison roamed the plains from Alaska to northern Mexico. The creatures are sheltered on protected areas in the western United States and Canada in the twenty-first century.