Latest Bison Stories

2008-07-18 15:00:46

Bison Gold Exploration Inc. ("Bison Gold" or the "Company") (CNQ: BGEI) today announced the completion of the final tranche of a non-brokered private placement financing for gross proceeds of $255,000. The proceeds of the financing will be used to fund the Company's ongoing exploration programs in the province of Manitoba. The company has issued 700,000 flow-through shares at $0.15 per share for gross proceeds of $105,000. The securities issued are subject to a four month hold period...

2008-06-27 06:02:33

By Kevin Giles, Star Tribune, Minneapolis Jun. 27--A Washington County nature preserve that is restoring native prairie will add a bison herd to help teach people about Minnesota's heritage during the state's sesquicentennial this year. About 20 yearling bison will be released Saturday on 220 acres bordering Afton and West Lakeland Township, said Steve Hobbs, executive director of Belwin, a nonprofit organization. "Bison are as much a part of the prairies as grasses and wildflowers,"...

2008-04-29 16:40:22

Bison could make a big comeback all across North America over the next 100 years, a conservation group said today. Bison once numbered in the tens of millions across the continent, but these icons of the American West were wiped out by commercial hunting and habitat loss. By 1889, fewer than 1,100 individuals remained. 1n 1905, the American Bison Society formed at the current Bronx Zoo headquarters of the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) and began efforts to repopulate reserves on...

2008-04-29 16:40:00

Bison can repopulate large areas from Alaska to Mexico over the next 100 years provided a series of conservation and restoration measures are taken, according to continental assessment of this iconic species by the Wildlife Conservation Society and other groups. The assessment was authored by a diverse group of conservationists, scientists, ranchers, and Native Americans/First Nations peoples, and appears in the April issue of the journal Conservation Biology.The authors say that ecological...

2008-04-11 01:55:00

The continued slaughter of bison migrating from the west side of Yellowstone National Park has sparked outrage in environmental groups and bison advocates who requested a moratorium on Thursday.Since last fall, a state-federal livestock disease management program has been forced to kill or remove 1,598 bison seeking food at lower elevations outside the park.Another wave of bison are expected to migrate soon to Montana calving grounds and critics say the slaughter is threatening the viability...

2008-04-03 00:45:00

A report from the Government Accountability Office on Wednesday criticized federal and state agencies for the record number of bison deaths in Yellowstone National Park.Yellowstone is home to almost 3,600 free-roaming bison, some of which routinely migrate from the park during winter for food. This has been a concern to many local officials as it increases the risk of spreading brucellosis"”a contagious bacterial disease that some fear could be transmitted to livestock.In late 2000,...

2007-10-16 13:30:00

BILLINGS, Mont. -- Yellowstone National Park's bison herd has bounced back to near-record levels following the slaughter of more than 1,000 animals two winters ago to guard against the spread of disease, park administrators said Monday. An estimated 4,700 bison, also known as buffalo, now roam the park - up from 3,600 last year. They make up the largest bison herd in the world. During the winter of 2005-2006, after the population hit a record 4,900 animals, more than 1,000 bison migrating...

2007-02-07 18:00:25

By Lisa Vernon-Sparks; Journal Staff Writer EAST GREENWICH - When biology teacher Nicholas Rath decided to take his ninth-grade class on a field trip to teach them how to preserve the environment, he didn't just take them on a simple nature walk or on a trip to a recycling center. He took them to a restaurant that serves American buffalo - bison - which purportedly has more health and ecological benefits than domestic beef. Then he took them on a tour of a house built almost...

2006-11-06 15:23:45

Grainy photographs of America's Old West recall a time when large bison herds migrated across wide prairie lands, 30 million strong, with the changing seasons determining their path and destination. Now, NASA satellite data and computer modeling and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) information are helping track the remnants of this once mighty herd in Yellowstone National Park as they migrate with the melting snowpack. The Yellowstone bison are the only herd in lower North America to...

2006-05-29 07:15:00

By Laura Zuckerman WISDOM, Montana -- Buffalo once thundered across this vast river valley in southwest Montana but now the only evidence of the animal that symbolizes the untamed American West is its image on a national park sign. By the late 19th century, the systematic hunting of American buffalo, or bison, had cut their numbers from the millions to the dozens. Today, domesticated buffalo are commercially ranched throughout the West, but the nation's only wild herd of purebred bison is at...

Latest Bison Reference Libraries

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...

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....

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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