World Wildlife Fund (WWF) is releasing five dozen of American Bison to the tribal land with a hope to increase the herd size to 1000.
The Rosebud Sioux Indian Reservation in South Dakota has become the new home for over 50 American Bison or buffalos, where a grasslands area of 28,000 acres will become the new home for them to thrive. This is the first major step in rebuilding bison herds in North America with some ambitious goals.
A Treehugger report had some details on how large the herd is expected to grow.
With the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) as the sponsor and manager behind this release, there were some initial concerns about how well the animals would react. And while the bison were a bit hesitant at first, they quickly became comfortable with their new environment.
More bison are expected to arrive throughout the next few months to increase the gene pool and make the survival of the herd more achievable. Surprisingly, scientists believe that it could reach 900 animals by next year, which would be quite an amazing achievement.
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