The Burly Bi­son

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Bu­u­u­u­u­u­u­ur­rrrrrrrp! The sound that male bi­son make when they’re chal­leng­ing each other dur­ing mat­ing sea­son sounds an aw­ful lot like a belch. But it’s ac­tu­ally called “bull roar­ing” not “bull burp­ing.” The roars of both the Plains Bi­son and the Wood Bi­son, the two kinds of bi­son we have here in Canada, can be heard from July to Septem­ber. If the two bulls de­cide to rut, they’ll use the curved black horns on the sides of their heads for the fight. atches) un­til a winner is de­cided.

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