Languages such as Latin, Proto-Germanic, and Middle English contributed to the word “bison,” meaning “wild ox.”
Massive bison have two massive horns. In North America, an adult is typically 6 feet 2 inches tall – in other words, taller than Michal Jordan, a basketball star!
In North America, the largest mammal is the bison, and is also referred to as the buffalo – however, be underlined that this is an entirely different species from the African Buffalo.
Syncerus caffer is the African buffalo’s scientific name. “Caffer” is derived from the Latin phrase “Country of the Kaffirs,” which alludes to Africa.
Adults weigh 1,600 pounds on average, roughly the size of a four-wheeler. A charging buffalo can travel up to 37 miles per hour despite its big size.