Watch This Beastly Bull Buffalo Pull Rank and Break Up Heavy Weight Skirmish

Written by Hannah Crawford
Updated: October 19, 2023
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In every group, herd, pride, and pod, there is a leader to lead them. Usually, it is the biggest and badest male in the group that has asserted his right to be in charge. Now and then, another male from the group will try and challenge the leader’s authority. Or even in some cases, there will be an animal from outside that group that will come in and try to take over. 

This video posted below was posted by the Gloton Americano YouTube page. They caught amazing footage of a fight between a beastly bull buffalo who was pulling his rank. Bull is in reference to this buffalo being a male. 

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We see these two large buffalos going head to head. They are using the strength of their horns and body weight to try and gain leverage. Soon, we see a third male buffalo join in on this skirmish. 

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We see the other buffalos just grazing nearby. It is as if they are unbothered by this fight. As it is most likely a common occurrence for them to see. It is not long before the buffalo fight breaks up. The bull leader has shown his dominance, and the others have succumbed to it. 

Are Bison and Buffalo the Same Thing?

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It can be confusing to hear the terms bison and buffalo and think they are interchangeable. While at first glance, these large animals look to be the same, we can assure you that they are not. According to the Smithsonian National Zoo, they have defined that these two animals are different.

“Though the terms are often used interchangeably, buffalo and bison are distinct animals. Old World “true” buffalo (Cape buffalo and water buffalo) are native to Africa and Asia. Bison are found in North America and Europe.

Both bison and buffalo are in the Bovidae family, but the two are not closely related.” 

How Big is a Buffalo?

Bison buffalo grazing in the Wichita Mountains, Oklahoma

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Buffalo weigh anywhere from 600-907 kilograms (1,323-2,000 pounds) and reach up to 1.7-1.8 meters (67-71 inches) in length. 

How Big is a Bison?


European settlers’ arrival in Alaska in the late 19th century significantly impacted the bison population. New hunting tools, including firearms that the settlers brought, made it possible for them to hunt bison on a bigger scale.

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Bison weigh anywhere from 1,000-1,300 kilograms  (2,200-2,500 pounds) and reach up to 2-2.7 meters (6.6-9 feet) in length.

The photo featured at the top of this post is © Agarianna76/

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Hannah Crawford is a writer at A-Z Animals where she focuses on reptiles, mammals, and locations in Africa. Hannah has been researching and writing about animals and various countries for over eight years. She holds a Bachelors Degree in Communication\Performance Studies from Pensacola Christian College, which she earned in 2015. Hannah is a resident in Florida, and enjoys theatre, poetry, and growing her fish tank.

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