Bison


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Bison

a genus of the family Bovidae. Have massive development of forequarters, covered with shaggy hair and topped by a large hump on the neck.

Bison bison
North American bison, a typical member of the bison group, the coarsest and most hairy of them.
Bison bonasus
the almost extinct European bison, a smaller, less hairy, more graceful version of B. bison.
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Bison that have been removed from the Yellowstone herd and shipped to slaughter since 2000, based on a population goal of 3,000--a goal agreed upon through an outdated court-ordered settlement, not scientific analysis.
In 2003, the ADF&G acquired thirteen wood bison that had been imported from Canada, and the animals were transferred to the care of the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center with the hopes of reintroducing the species to the 49th state.
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But by the next morning the idea had taken hold and over the next few months they set about the tricky task of buying some bison.
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Wild bison herds use to roam across American, until humans almost wiped them out in the centuries leading up to the early 20th century.
A 2011 National Wildlife Federation survey showed that a majority of the state's residents supported reintroduction of huntable bison into the Charles M.
A large-scale project for the return of the forest bison began in April 2006.
Breeding requires investmentThe European Bison Reservation will keep 20 animals, which is, in Garaj's word, acceptable for its current size of 140 hectares.
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The mechanisms by which bison increase plant diversity are not yet fully understood.