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Bison will again roam Canada's Banff National Park

Calgary - In what is being called "one of the great days for wildlife conservation in the history of North America," a herd of 16 plains bison were returned to Banff National Park in Alberta, Canada last week after an absence of nearly one century.

After a century in Canada, Bison return to Montana reservation

A herd of 89 plains bison in Canada will be relocated to a Native American reservation in Montana next month, and tribal leaders say this is a welcome homecoming for an animal that is an emblem of their way of life.

Reintroduction of Bison to Banff National Park opposed by Alberta

Parks Canada wants to reintroduce Plains Bison to Banff National Park, but the government of Alberta is having none of it -- again.
 

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The introduction of 16 bison into Banff National Park marks a historic moment and possibly the begin...
The introduction of 16 bison into Banff National Park marks a historic moment and possibly the beginning of a thriving herd, absent for more than a century. (Parks Canada )
Parks Canada
How do you tell the difference between a plains and wood bison? Plains Bison have lighter coloured f...
How do you tell the difference between a plains and wood bison? Plains Bison have lighter coloured fur, are about 1/3 smaller and the peak of the hump on their back is directly over their front legs.
Parks Canada
Trucks transporting 16 bison in shipping containers head to the Panther Valley in Banff National Par...
Trucks transporting 16 bison in shipping containers head to the Panther Valley in Banff National Park. (Johane Janelle/Parks Canada)
Parks Canada
A crew waits for the safe delivery of the bison inside the shipping container. (Johane Jonelle/Parks...
A crew waits for the safe delivery of the bison inside the shipping container. (Johane Jonelle/Parks Canada )
Parks Canada
How do you tell the difference between a plains and wood bison? Plains Bison have lighter coloured f...
How do you tell the difference between a plains and wood bison? Plains Bison have lighter coloured fur, are about 1/3 smaller and the peak of the hump on their back is directly over their front legs.
Parks Canada

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