Wild bison were almost entirely wiped out during the 1900’s, but now Parks Canada is making sure they will roam their homeland once more.
After a century of separation, this herd of wild bison has finally returned home to the Banff National Park in Alberta.
Bison used to roam through the park’s Eastern slopes during the early 1900’s, but human interference almost wiped out the local species entirely. The Canadian government saved the herd in a multi-million dollar buyout and relocated the animals to Elk Island National Park for conservation purposes.
But now, a group of 16 bison – several of which are pregnant – have been brought home as part of a five year plan to repopulate the area.
Since bison were historically the dominant grazing species of Banff, the return of the herd will provide healthy diversity for the local ecosystem.
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