Jousting for Fun

Shortly after crossing the Yellowstone River, the younger bison were having quite a time … the young calves were running and jumping about, and the yearlings and young bulls were congregating in small groups and “jousting”, or “playfighting”, with others of their age. This playfighting is common among many mammals and is a way of the younger animals to learn to protect themselves and to be able to compete for leadership within the herd when they get a bit older. Here are a few images of the young bulls playing:

 

 

Young Bison playfighting

 

Young bison playfighting

 

 

 

Tomorrow, another “Fun Friday” post … this one comes from one of my favorite Alaska destinations, Hallo Bay Bear Camp (by the way, I just reserved a spot at the camp for next season)!

 

 

 

 

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