Steppe bison
Bison priscus, Bojanus, 1827

a travelling Ice Age exhabition made by the Reiss-Engelhorn-Stiftung in Mannheim (Germany)

This model stand s220 cm high on the shoulder


14 weeks

We know something about this animal because there are found frozen carcasses found in the US and in Russia. The rest I have estimated of cave paintings from France and Spain. I took paintings from several caves and used the most characteristics colour and hair-masses that they had in common. For the body under the fur I used the modern-day Guar (Bos gaurus) ass an example. I have the idea that these animals resemble the B. priscus the best in musculature and appearance.

Also in this case the scientific guidance is done by Mr. Dick Mol.
Measurements from my own collection
Grosse tieranatomie, Gottfried Bammes,
Animal anatomy for artists, E. Goldfinger,
Buffalo, Harold Picton,
Bison Distant Thunder, Douglas Gruenau,
Bovine Anatomy, Klaus-Dieter Budras,
Kleine encyclopedie, D.Mol, j. E Vos, R.Bakker ea,
Journey through the Ice Age, Paul G. Bahn,
De grot Chauvet, J Chauvet, E. Brunel ea,
Return to Chauvet cave, J Clottes.
National geographic articles,
Internet data and own studies of bones and casts