Yellowstone Bison

Release of Penned Yellowstone Bison Begins

Park managers have determined there is now sufficient new forage at low elevation areas around Mammoth Hot Springs to hold bison inside the Park’s northern boundary if they are released in small groups.

On Saturday, 28 bison and 22 new calves were released; on Sunday, another 27 bison with 14 new calves were released. Both groups moved south into the Park when released. On Monday morning, 65 more bison with 31 new calves were released back into the Park.

Nearly 700 bison have been held in fenced pastures at the Stephens Creek Bison Capture Facility this winter; some have been there since the end of January.

No bison have been shipped to slaughter during the winter of 2010-2011.

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