Danube Virtual Museum

Steppe bison (Bison priscus )

Title: Steppe bison (Bison priscus )
Location/Region: Ram
Chrolonology: before 10000 BC -
Museum: Natural History Museum in Belgrade
Country: Serbia
Epoch: Pleistocene
Closer Dating: Around 10 000 years


Over 300 steppe bison remains from the period of the last Ice Age were found in Ram on the Danube. Bones have been purchased, stored and preserved in the Museum’s courtyard in the specially made cabinet. Steppe bison was very large, at least two meters high and weighed about 1500 kg with a horn span more than a meter. It lived in Europe, Asia and North America.

From the Museum Collections