Species: American Bison (Bison bison)
Conservation Status: Near Threatened
Age: 9 years-born on March 18, 2005
Exhibit: North America-Prairie-Prairie Habitat
Personality: Yellowstone appears mellow and mild-mannered. However, like all bison, he can have spurts of rage when startled or scared. He and the other bison love to have the keepers scratch them with rakes when the keepers drive through the prairie exhibit in their trucks doing landscape maintenance. He is often found grazing in the northern part of his enclosure located on a low hill or resting in the shade of an oak tree grove in the southern end of his enclosure.
Appearance: A large male bison, Yellowstone is around 3.5 m (11.5 ft) long and weighs in at 907 kg (2,000 lbs). He has light colored fur on his body and darker fur on his head and forelegs.
Origin: Yellowstone was born during the late winter of 2005 in the zoo's bison barn. Since his birth he has taken over as the dominant male of the herd and has sired over eight calves with five females.
Other Animals in Exhibit: 9 other American Bison (2 males, 7 females), 8 American Elk (2 males, 6 females), 12 Pronghorn (5 males, 7 females), and 7 Sandhill Cranes (3 males, 4 females)