By Josie December 15th, 2023
There’s clearly beef between these two bisons and they decide to hash it out in a battle in the middle of the road against an iconic backdrop of Yellowstone National Park.
As if the breathtaking landscape of Yellowstone National Park were enough, we’re also treated to a close-up inspection of a head-on battle between two massive bisons.
They head-butt and charge at each other with a force that could easily crush a human.
This behavior, while appearing aggressive, is a natural aspect of bison interaction and social dynamics.
Bison battles are not mere acts of aggression but are deeply rooted in their social hierarchy and mating rituals.
The fights, though intense, rarely result in serious injury – they’re as tough as they look!
In the 19th century, the American bison faced near extinction due to excessive hunting and habitat loss.
From an estimated 30 million, their numbers dwindled to just a few hundred by the late 1800s.
Thankfully, conservation efforts in the 20th century, including protected areas like Yellowstone, have been instrumental in their recovery.