IUCN STATUS: Near threatened
The heaviest land animal in North America, the American bison can stand up to 6.5 feet tall at the shoulder and can reach over a ton in weight! Despite their size, they are able to run at speeds of up to 40mph.
American Bison are grazers that feed on plains grasses, herbs, shrubs and twigs.
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We’re home to over 700 animals, including the largest herd of black rhino in the UK, western lowland gorillas, the only giraffes in Kent, tigers, lions, leopards, bears and so much more!