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American Bison

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American Bison
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Reading Level
     edHelper's suggested reading level:   grades 7 to 9
     Flesch-Kincaid grade level:   6.78

Vocabulary
     challenging words:    unrestricted, brink, half-naked, Hornaday, covering, afar, woodland, bleak, extinction, prominent, lowers, construction, despite, bulls, bellow, century
     content words:    North America, Great Plains, Rocky Mountains, William F., Buffalo Bill, United States, William T.


American Bison   

1     American bison (or buffalo) are related to domestic cattle. Bison have long, shaggy, coarse brown hair covering just their front halves. Looking at them from afar, American bison seem to be half-naked. Yet, a closer look quickly reveals that American bison do have short hair covering the rest of their bodies.
 
2     American bison have short horns that point upward. They cannot raise their broad heads higher than their prominent, humped shoulders. Bison are around 6.5 feet tall at their shoulders. They can weigh up to 2,200 pounds. American bison are the largest land animals in North America! Despite their massive size, American bison can run at a top speed of 40 miles per hour!
 
3     Feeding on grasses, bison can be found in the Great Plains and the Rocky Mountains. Depending on where bison live, they are divided into two groups -- the plains bison and the woodland bison. As the names imply, the plains bison live in the Great Plains states and into Canada, whereas the wood bison live in the Rocky Mountains.

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