Bi­son are again roam­ing Banff Na­tional Park

The Hamilton Spectator - - CANADA & WORLD -

Bi­son have re­turned to Banff Na­tional Park after more than a cen­tury-long ab­sence. Parks Canada says that as part of a $6.4-mil­lion project, it has moved 16 of the an­i­mals to the moun­tain­ous land­scape where the species was once a dom­i­nant grazer. The beasts were driven 400 kilo­me­tres in cus­tom-mod­i­fied ship­ping con­tain­ers on trucks from Elk Is­land Na­tional Park east of Ed­mon­ton to just out­side Banff. The crates were hoisted up by a he­li­copter and flown to a pas­ture in­side the park, where the bi­son were re­leased. The herd will be penned in the pas­ture for about 16 months and closely mon­i­tored by Parks Canada staff. The bi­son are to be re­leased in the sum­mer of 2018.

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