AnAge entry for Bison bonasus

Classification (HAGRID: 02357)

Taxonomy
Kingdom: Animalia
    Phylum: Chordata
        Class: Mammalia (Taxon entry)
            Order: Artiodactyla
                Family: Bovidae
                    Genus: Bison
Species
Bison bonasus
Common name
European bison
Synonyms
Bos bonasus

Lifespan, ageing, and relevant traits

Maximum longevity
26.4 years (captivity)
Source
ref. 671
Sample size
Medium
Data quality
Acceptable
Observations

These animals have been estimated to live up to 27 years in the wild [0542], which may be overestimated. Record longevity in captivity is 26.4 years [0671].

Life history traits (averages)

Female sexual maturity
730 days
Male sexual maturity
730 days
Gestation
270 days
Weaning
213 days
Litter size
1 (viviparous)
Litters per year
1
Inter-litter interval
641 days
Weight at birth
23,375 g
Weight at weaning
Adult weight
610,000 g
Postnatal growth rate
Maximum longevity residual
70%

Metabolism

Typical body temperature
312ºK or 38.4ºC or 101.0ºF
Basal metabolic rate
Not yet available

References

External Resources

Integrated Taxonomic Information System
ITIS 183836
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NCBI Taxonomy
Taxonomy ID 9902
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