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Global Warming Smaller Bison
2013-06-21 08:39:15

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online As climate changes and global temperatures increase, the average size of the iconic American bison will decrease, according to a new study in the journal PLOS ONE. "Bison are one of our most important conservation animals and hold a unique role in grasslands in North America," said study author Joseph Craine, a biology professor at Kansas State University. "In addition to their cultural and ecological significance, they're economically...

2013-06-06 23:19:29

With more than 2 billion hot dogs consumed during the month of July, NebraskaBison.com hopes to snag a share of the market with a gourmet option. Lincoln, Nebraska (PRWEB) June 06, 2013 NebraskaBison.com, a large distributor of bison meat based out of Adams, Nebraska, has announced a gourmet buffalo hot dog option. In an email with the company´s spokesperson, NebraskaBison.com stated: “We´re excited to bring this product to market. With over 60% of Americans grilling hot...

2012-08-22 06:21:20

NEW YORK, Aug. 22, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- In conjunction with its historic grand reopening, legendary New York institution Stack's Bowers Galleries, a prestigious retailer and auctioneer of premium collectible coins, paper money and precious metals, is marking its 79(th) anniversary with the launch of its first commemorative North American Bison medal, unveiling New York's first GOLD to go(TM) ATM, and presenting its newly remodeled Upper West Side location. The medal will benefit the Wildlife...

Canadian Family Finds Ancient Bison Skeleton In Their Basement
2012-05-03 12:52:57

Brett Smith for Redorbit.com Canadian Craig Duncan was digging a trench in the basement of his new house in the Yukon Territory capital of Whitehorse when he stumbled over something unusual. “We were down about three feet, sifting through some of the stones down there to lay the electrical lines when I kicked what looked like a piece of bone,” Duncan said in an interview with the Canadian Press. “First, I thought it could be a dinosaur or something, but when we saw...

2012-04-25 06:24:45

NEW YORK, April 25, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Moo-ve over beef, Tony Little Body By Bison is hijacking backyard barbecues this summer, providing grill masters across the nation with a healthy yet delicious and affordable alternative to artery clogging red meat. America's Personal Trainer, Tony Little is proud to announce the nationwide launch of Body By Bison - a smarter, leaner and healthy alternative to beef. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120425/NY94643 ) Offering far more than...

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2011-08-05 08:45:00

UA researchers are looking for, among other things, how fire changed the landscape of the Northern Great Plains as ancient hunters went after big game. Researchers from the School of Anthropology at the University of Arizona are investigating the complex relationship between climate change and modifications that humans have made to the landscape. And among the tools they are using in the pursuit of this knowledge are a bunch of old tires. Led by Maria Nieves Zedeño from...

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2011-02-04 09:35:00

Conservation groups are appealing to a federal judge to stop the proposed killing of nearly 400 bison that have wandered away from Yellowstone National Park, many of which may need to be slaughtered in order to stop the spread of the disease brucellosis. Workers captured 47 additional animals at the Montana Border on Thursday, according to Matthew Brown of the Associated Press (AP). Those animals were leaving an area of the park designated for them in search of food, Brown says, but fear of...

2010-07-15 15:38:31

Armed with dart guns and medical pellets, Agricultural Research Service (ARS) scientists are vaccinating bison in and around Yellowstone National Park against brucellosis. Researchers from the ARS National Animal Disease Center (NADC) in Ames, Iowa, are using a vaccine known as RB51. By vaccinating the wild bison, scientists hope to prevent the disease from spreading to nearby livestock. Currently, no cattle herds in the U.S. are known to be infected, although some near Yellowstone have been...

2010-06-16 14:00:00

GRAND CANYON, Ariz., June 16 /PRNewswire/ -- Nigel Turner, owner of Grand Canyon Ranch has introduced wild Bison on his private guest ranch, located at the West Rim of the Grand Canyon (www.grandcanyonranch.com). (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100616/LA21824) (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20100616/LA21824) "This is an incredible opportunity for visitors from all over the globe to experience an escorted horseback or horse-drawn wagon "safari" to get 'up close...

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2010-03-02 10:15:00

The next 10 to 20 years could be extremely significant for restoring wild populations of American bison to their original roaming grounds. But for this to happen, more land must be made available for herds to roam free, government policies must be updated and the public must change its attitude towards bison. A new publication by IUCN, American Bison: Status Survey and Conservation Guidelines 2010, reports on the current status of American bison, in the wild and in conservation herds, and...


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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