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2014-03-11 08:21:00

ALEXANDRIA, Va., March 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The MSSC today announced that Sylvia Salazar Wetzel has joined its Board of Directors. Sylvia is Chief Learning Officer for Bison Gear and Engineering Corp., a manufacturer of electric motors, gear motors and reducers located in St. Charles, Illinois. Photo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140311/PH80588LOGO "Ms. Wetzel's extensive accomplishments and experience with workforce skill development and industry certifications,...

Bison Populations Can Be Restored After Removal From Infected Herds
2014-02-28 14:23:39

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online About half of the Bison in Yellowstone National Park test positive for exposure to brucellosis, a bacterium that causes pregnant animals to prematurely abort their young. According to the results of a new study published in the Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association, non-infected bison can be safely removed from an infected herd and used to start new herds. The study represents a promising future for an animal that...

Wild Bison Thrive With More Humane And Cost-effective Approach To Population Control
2013-12-18 16:39:04

Santa Catalina Island Conservancy The wild bison roaming Catalina Island are a major attraction for the nearly 1 million tourists who visit the Channel Island's most popular destination every year. But managing the number of bison so that the herd remains healthy and doesn't endanger the health of the rest of the Island has been a major challenge for wildlife biologists. A new study by the Catalina Island Conservancy scientists, published in the December supplement of the Journal of Zoo...

2013-11-11 08:26:45

Top Culinary Professionals Cook with Bison, not Turkey, in Thanksgiving Challenge at World Food Championships CHICAGO, Nov. 11, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- A new group of nationally-recognized culinary and nutrition experts are telling America to "flip the bird" this holiday season - but it's not what you think! The Bison Council, dedicated to educating home cooks and food enthusiasts about the taste, versatility and health benefits of bison, is encouraging consumers to forgo the...

2013-11-01 23:20:57

Congress declares November 2, 2013 National Bison Day. The Tanka Fund at ILTF celebrates National Bison Day by supporting the Return of the Buffalo. Little Canada, MN (PRWEB) November 01, 2013 November 2, 2013 marks the second annual observance of National Bison Day. This special day is about more than just a Congressional declaration; this day is about honoring—and celebrating—the importance of the buffalo to our nation and our history. Buffalo fed and clothed the people of this...

2013-10-31 16:21:18

ELKHART, Ind., Oct. 31, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Thor Industries, Inc. (NYSE: THO) today announced that, through a wholly-owned subsidiary, it has acquired the net assets of specialty trailer manufacturer Bison Coach from an operating unit of Navistar, Inc. The purchase price, which will be paid in cash, is approximately $16.7 million, subject to post-closing adjustments. "We are pleased to welcome Bison Coach to the Thor team. The addition of Bison adds depth in a new specialty market...

2013-10-01 16:26:43

BisonFinder Lists Retailers, Restaurants and Ranches Carrying Bison WESTMINSTER, Colo., Oct. 1, 2013 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Want bison meat? Now, there is an App for that. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20131001/MN89284) The National Bison Association this week formally launched BisonFinder, a free downloadable App that will allow consumers to easily locate nearby restaurants, retail stores, farmer's markets and farm-direct outlets that carry deliciously healthy bison...

2013-09-03 12:26:47

Culinary and Health Experts Team Up for a New National Initiative to Generate Awareness of the Many Benefits of Bison CHICAGO, Sept. 3, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Bison is back. Enjoyed for centuries and already widely popular among health enthusiasts and many of the nation's leading chefs, bison meat will be returning to the American diet with the help of The Bison Council, launching today. Uniting some of the country's best culinary and nutritional experts, The Bison Council and...

Yellowstone Bison Moved To Fort Belknap Indian Reservation
2013-08-24 04:33:32

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online A second herd of genetically pure, disease-free Yellowstone bison have been restored to the Great Plains, where millions of the creatures roamed until the early 19th century, various media outlets have reported. According to Tamarra Kemsley of Nature World News, more than 30 bison were transported to the Fort Belknap Indian Reservation on Thursday. The animals, which were originally from Yellowstone National Park, were...

2013-06-28 23:22:23

Bison meat retailer celebrates National Bison Month with 31 "Bison Recipes" Adams, Nebraska (PRWEB) June 28, 2013 To celebrate National Bison Month this July, NebraskaBison.com is taking on 31 Days of Bison recipes. During the entire month, NebraskaBison.com's marketing director and photographer will be creating, tasting, documenting and posting online one new recipe centered around bison each day. The National Bison Association promotes July as National Bison Month, a time...


Latest Bison Reference Libraries

Bos
2012-08-16 09:35:04

The bos is a genus that holds both domestic and wild cattle, which are split into the four subgenera, Bibos, Bos, Poephagus, and Novibos. However, these separations are debated. Currently, there are five living species recognized in this genus, but this number could rise to seven or nine if domestic cattle and bison, which are closely related, are re-classified into the Bos genus. The members of this genus are native to Asia, Western Europe, Africa, and some areas in North America. Because it...

Steppe Wisent, Bison priscus
2012-05-10 05:08:05

The steppe wisent (Bison priscus) or steppe bison was common to North America, Central Asia, Europe, and Beringia during the Quaternary period. It is thought that the steppe bison appeared around the same time as the aurochs , an extinct type of cattle, in Asia. Descendants of the steppe bison are often confused with the aurochs species. During the late Pleistocene era, the steppe wisent became extinct, giving rise to the modern wisent in Europe, and eventually the modern Bison in America....

Bison antiquus
2012-05-09 11:50:25

Bison antiquus, otherwise known as the antique bison, was the most common large plant-eating mammal in North America for more than ten thousand years. Between 240,000 and 220,000 years ago, during the late Pleistocene era, steppe wisent (Bison priscus) migrated from Siberia and to Alaska, and eventually was replaced in mid North America by Bison latifrons. From this species, the antique bison branched out and existed until around ten thousand years ago. The modern Bison came from this...

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2006-12-26 11:40:55

The Wisent or European Bison (Bison bonasus) is a bison species and the heaviest land animal in Europe. A typical wisent is about 9.5 ft (2.9 m) long and 5.9-6.5 (1.8"“2 m) tall, and weighs 661 2,204.6 lbs (300 to 1000) kg. It is typically more massive than the related American bison, and has shorter hair on the neck, head, and forequarters, but longer tail and horns. Wisents are forest dwelling. They have few predators with only scattered reports from the 1800s of wolf and bear predation....

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2006-12-14 13:15:09

The American Bison (Bison bison) is a bovine mammal, the largest terrestrial mammal in North America, and one of the largest wild cattle in the world. With their huge bulk, Wood Bison"“which are the largest subspecies in North America "“ are only surpassed in size by the massive Asian gaur and wild water buffalo, both of which are found mainly in India. The bison inhabited the Great Plains of the United States and Canada in massive herds, ranging from the Great Slave Lake in Canada's far...

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