Buffalo, also known as bison, are large, furry, mammals that are distant cousins of cows and oxen. These animals live and travel in herds, as they roam the plains seeking a continual supply of abundant grass for grazing. But as iconic as the American buffalo is, many people have no idea what sound the buffalo makes! Do buffalo moo like cattle? Do they snort or growl?
The answer is that bison most commonly vocalize using a deep grunting sound. These grunts can be subtle, almost like a mumble, or quite loud and explosive if the buffalo is threatened or upset. Female buffalo communicate with their young offspring and are sometimes described as making a gurgling sound. While the sounds that buffalo make may not seem impressive, keep in mind that these giant animals also use other means of communication. Buffalo use non-verbal body language and specific movements to react to threats or show their dominance. You can be sure that you dont want to be in the path of a charging buffalo!
With this app youll gain access to buffalo sounds that show the uniqueness of this mammals verbal communication. Play these sounds for your friends and see if they can guess the animal!