Photo: Wood Bison Alberta

A large wood bison running through the green field in Elk Island National Park in Alberta, Canada.

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Wood Bison Alberta
Photo of a running Wood Bison in Elk Island National Park in Alberta, Canada.

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The Wood Bison is one of the largest animals that resides solely on the ground and is a fairly fast runner considering its size. They live in the damper aspen forests and love to roam in the open grasslands in Elk Island National Park in Alberta, Canada.

The horns of the Wood Bison protrude from the dark brown mass of fur that surrounds the huge head and short front legs. Lighter brown fur covers the hump and shoulders with a small portion trailing down the backside of the Wood Bison.

The adult male is the larger of the sexes and can grow up to 13 feet in length, 5.97 feet in height and weigh between 1415 and 2000 pounds. The Wood Bison loves to feast on grass and sedges but will also enjoy a meal of leaves, bark from trees and shrubs.

The Wood Bison is found in five provinces across Canada and in 1957 there were only about 200 left until a recovery program was established. Since then the numbers of Wood Bison has increased considerably and at last count there were approximately 3,536.Elk Island National Park in Alberta, Canada is a beautiful place to visit and seeing one of these incredible animals is worth the trip in itself.

A Moving buffalo (wood bison)in Elk Island National Park in Alberta, Canada.

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I photographed this photo with the digital SLR camera model Nikon SUPER COOLSCAN 9000 ED, aperture of , exposure time of sec. on ISO , as always I used a original Canon Lens, the focus lenght for this picture was .

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