Wood Bison

Wood Bison
Bison bison athabascae
NWT List of Species at Risk: 
Threatened
NWT SARC Assessment: 
Threatened
Federal Species at Risk Act list: 
Threatened
COSEWIC Assessment: 
Special Concern
NWT General Status Rank: 
At Risk
Description: 

Wood Bison are the largest land mammals in North America. They are dark brown and have a massive head, a distinct beard, a shoulder hump and curved horns.

Weight: Females, 500 to 550 kg (1,100 to 1,200 lb)

Males, 650 to 1,080 kg (1,430 to 2,400 lb)

Height at shoulder: 1.5 to 2.0 m (4 to 6 ft)

Report Wood Bison sightings to WILDLIFEOBS@gov.nt.ca