Friday, August 03, 2012

Bison roam the land again

Greener Pastures for Bison

Last spring, Defenders helped relocate around 60 Yellowstone bison from quarantine facility near the national park to their new home on the Fort Peck Indian Reservation. This marked the first time in decades that wild bison were allowed to leave the confines of Yellowstone National Park.

Four months after this historic move, the herd was released to freely roam on thousands of acres of reservation land.

Not only has their habitat grown, so have their numbers. More than 20 calves have been born to the herd -- the first wild Yellowstone bison to be born on the Great Plains in nearly 150 years. 

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