Scent of a Bison


Can you tell if someone is near you just by their smell? Well the North American Bison can. Their sense of smell is so good that they can tell the difference between smells from up to 3 kilometres away! This sense of smell comes in really handy when they are trying to figure out if predators are near by. Bison have poor eyesight but with their amazing sense of smell they can take one whiff and make a clean getaway. To get the full bison experience, join the herd, by running alongside these massive mammals in this video

American bison

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  1. Im glad i can’t smell that well. There are certain times I definitely don’t want to smell things haha

  2. I saw a Bison a lot of times in Yellow Stone National Park!
    We need to help save Bison!!!