Grazing buffalo on horizon
Browsing the Buffalo Booth Vermejho Trip - Learning in the field Buffalo grazing in the field Hands-on workshop

Educational Outreach

A key element of our mission is: Bison/Buffalo Education

Did You Know?

Bison & Buffalo are the same!
Bison is the scientific name and Buffalo is the common name. They are descendants of the European wiscent and migrated to North America during the Ice Age.

Bison were almost extinct!
During the early 1800's they numbered 60-70 million, then were slaughtered so that by the late 1800's there were just a few hundred; but today, with the help of buffalo ranchers, they number about 350,000.

Buffalo...

  • are bovines (from the ox / cattle family)
  • are ruminants (a cud chewing mammal)
  • are mammals (vertebrate animals that nurse their young)
  • are herbivores (animal which eats mainly plants)
  • are the largest land mammal in North America!
  • are not tame animals
  • live in family groups
  • are able to jump 6 feet or more
  • have shorter tails than cattle
  • grow a wooly coat in the winter
  • can run up to 40 miles per hour
  • have much thicker hides than cattle

Bulls (Males)

Bull - Male Buffalo

Male buffalo, called bulls, are 6 feet tall at their hump and weigh over 2,000 pounds. They protect the herd and growl.

Cows (Females)

Cow - Female Buffalo

Female buffalo, called cows, are 5 feet tall at their hump and weigh over 1,000 pounds. They have horns like the bulls and their udders are smaller than cattle.

Calf (Baby)

Calf - Baby Buffalo

A baby buffalo, called a calf, is born orange. They stand right after birth and will start eating grass at 1 month. Calves will nurse for 9 months.

2008 Summer Workshop Booth

Our Buffalo Educational Booths
can be visited at:

  • Colorado State Fair
    Pueblo, CO – each August
  • National Western Stock Show
    Denver, CO – each January