As the Winter Solstice approaches and the temperatures drop and the snow starts to fly, most of us bundle up and prepare for the elements.
The buffalo have bundled up too, in their natural, woolly, winter coats.
Their thick layers of fur allow them to withstand temperatures of minus forty degrees below zero.
When the snow is heavy, they use their big heads, supported by the muscles in their hump to push through the the snow and forge for food if necessary.
Wild Idea’s buffalo roam over large prairie landscapes 365 days a year, much like they did hundreds of years ago.
This is not true of all bison companies.
The majority (90%) of the bison raised in this country and in Canada for food, are raised in the cattle feedlot model.
Bison are the largest native herbivore on the American Great Plains. They evolved not only to survive on the always-changing prairie landscape, but to thrive.