Plains Bison (Bison bison bison) - Wiki
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[Photo] American Bison graze near a hot spring in Yellowstone. Photograph: Photo taken by Daniel Mayer (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User:Daniel_Mayer)
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The Plains Bison
(Bison bison bison
) is one of two subspecies of the American bison
have been introduced into a number of locations around North America. The furthest north introduction occurred in 1928 when the Alaska Game Commission brought bison
to the area of present day Delta Junction. Bison
taken from this transplant were also introduced to other Alaska locations, including Farewell and Chitina. The Delta Junction herd has fared best, with a population of multiple hundreds throughout the late 20th century. This herd is popular with hunters interested in hundreds of pounds of high quality meat, but has been a problem for farming operations in the area.
In 2006, plains bison
Island National Park in Alberta were released into Grasslands National Park in Saskatchewan. This marks the first time plains bison
have wandered the short-grass prairies of Canada since their near-extinction at the turn of the 20th century.
Approximatly 10.000 years ago the american bison
) left Asia via Russia. Bison Priscus
has now returned to Russia. In 2004 Zao Novbizon was established near Novgorod, Russia, by Mr Rikard H??gberg. There are now, 2007-08-29, some 40 bison
at the ranch in Novgorod, Russia. The bison
at Novgorod are imported from Belgium. In 1984 Jean Fran??ois d'Hoffschmidt imported 250 american plains bison
to Belgium. Since then Mr d'Hoffschmidt has delivered bison
s to many countries in Europe.
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