Draw a Bison Challenge

Cowbirdds on the back of a bison Cowbirdds on the back of a bison

Left image
Credit: NPS / Jim Peaco

Right image
Credit: Katie S., age 38

Bison are the largest land mammals in North America and live in some national parks. Bison have adapted to thrive in a variety of ecosystems that offer a diet of grasses, sedges, forbs, and woody plants and to endure harsh conditions such as drought and severe winter weather. It can be an incredible experience to see these majestic animals in the wild, but remember to give them plenty of space and follow these seven tips for watching them safely.

Art template of a bison horns, nose, and hooves with text reading: Draw a Bison and Share Your Art

NPS / Matt Turner

The image is intended as a drawing or coloring project. Text on the image reads: Draw a Bison and Share Your Art The image is primarily blank except for bison horns, nose, and four hooves. Instructions for the activity are included on the webpage.


Download the “Draw a Bison and Share Your Art” image. Choose your method:

  1. Print the image and color it with art supplies of your choice or
  2. Use a software program to draw or paint on the image

Share your art masterpiece on social media using #FindYourPark / #EncuentraTuParque to add it to the growing Find Your Park bison herd.

Four artistic depictions of bison

Members of the herd on social media


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Last updated: April 4, 2020