What's the difference between a buffalo and a bison?

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asked Oct 18 in Other-Environment by Syracuseg789 (300 points)
What's the difference between a buffalo and a bison?

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answered Oct 19 by Adf289 (39,270 points)
Buffalo and Bison are pretty similar animals and can sometimes be confused with each other when you look at them especially from a distance.

But if you get close enough to either a Bison or a Buffalo you can tell they are different types of animals and are not exactly the same.

The main difference between a Buffalo and a Bison is that the Buffalo is a beardless animal while the Bison is not and has a beard to it.

If you see the beard then it's a Bison and if you don't see a beard then it's a Buffalo.

That's the easiest way to tell the difference between a Buffalo and a Bison.

Another way you can tell the difference between a Buffalo and a Bison is to look at the horns.

The horns on Bison are like typical cow horns; in buffalo, they are relatively huge, sweeping arcs.

Bison also have a large shoulder hump.

Telling the difference between the two species of bison is slightly tougher as an average male European bison has less hair, especially in the cape, or mane.

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