Last February, we saw 16 bison airlifted into Banff National Park in Canada, part of a plan to reestablish the first herd to roam that land in over a century. That group included ten pregnant females who just gave birth last month, adding frisky new calves to the fold.
Sixteen bison got an airlift when Parks Canada transported them by helicopter to Banff National Park, where it is hoped they will establish the first wild bison herd to roam that land in 140 years. The bison were loaded into shipping containers and released into an enclosed pasture, where they’ll be monitored for 16 months. After that, they’ll be released on their own into the ecosystem.
Submitted by Murray C. and Andrew Y. Full story at CBC News.