Bison return to prairie cultural park – Radio Canada International

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Bison return to prairie cultural park – Radio Canada International

by ahnationtalk on January 20, 2020167 Views

January 20, 2020

Just days after a story about a small herd of plains bison being given to a First Nations reserve in Saskatchewan comes another similar story.

The bison ( or buffalo as they are often called) once roamed the prairies in the millions. In recent years efforts are being made to re-introduce them into those areas where they once roamed.

Last week a small herd of 6 female bison was unveiled to the public at the Wanuskewin Heritage Park. They had joined a small group of a bull and four pregnant females brought in from the U.S. at about the same time.

The park is a large, modern indigenous cultural interpretive centre just north of Saskatoon. The bison came from the protected herd at Grasslands National Park in south central Saskatchewan and extends north from the Montana, U.S., border.

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