A male buffalo, or bull, weighs about 2,000 pounds, while the female cow generally weighs only about 1,100 pounds. This species is also known as the American bison.Continue Reading
Buffalo are heavy and large. Some males reach lengths of almost 12 1/2 feet. Females are significantly smaller, measuring between 7 and 10 1/2 feet long. The shoulder height of bulls ranges from about 5 1/2 to just over 6 feet. Cows' shoulder height is typically around 5 feet.
Until they were hunted to near extinction, buffalo were found on the plains from Alaska to northern Mexico. In the 21st century, the animals are harbored on protected areas in the western United States and Canada.Learn more about Barnyard Mammals
Approximately 500,000 buffalo live across North America as of 2014. The term buffalo is a synonym used for the American bison. Most are not pure wild bison, but have been cross-bred with cattle in the past. Less than 30,000 wild bison are in conservation herds.Full Answer >
A cow is female whereas a bull is male. Depending on the species, either may have horns, but only cows will have udders.Full Answer >
Baby bulls have different names in different regions of the world. A baby bull may be called a bull calf, a bullock, a young bull or simply a calf.Full Answer >
Oxen are bovines specialized as draft animals. Both oxen and bulls are domesticated bovines, and oxen are always male animals. However "bull" is a general name for any male bovine, whereas an ox is such an animals which has been specially trained and physically prepared for hard labor pulling and carrying loads.Full Answer >