Just days after seven European ‘wood’ bison or wisent (Bison bonasus) cows born and raised at the Royal Zoological Society of Scotland’s Highland Wildlife Park were soft released into the Vanatori Neamt Nature Park in Romania as part of the largest wisent reintroduction effort in history, the United States moved forward on it own plans to reintroduce bison to parts of their historic range.  Alaska, which comprises the historic U.S. range of the once endangered wood bison, is preparing for a big comeback of bovine proportions.

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Igor Purlantov

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