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A Journey to a New Land

Bison

Animals of the Ice Age

Steppe Bison

Steppe Bison

The steppe bison was one of several species of bison that lived in North America during the ice age. It is larger than its cousin, the American bison, weighing in at between 700 - 800 kg. It also had larger horns and a second hump on its back. It ate mainly low bushes, especially grass. Steppe bison were preyed upon by lions, wolves and humans. The species became extinct about 11,000 years ago.