Up For Adoption: 145 Yellowstone Bison

Shaggy, hunchbacked bison are the quintessential symbol of the Great Plains, and now Yellowstone National Park is looking to give away 145 of these uniquely American buffaloes under a plan released last week.

This small group of bison is a success story in wildlife managers’ efforts to control the spread of brucellosis, a bacterial disease carried by roughly 50 percent of Yellowstone’s bison. The 145 bison are the fruits of an experiment started a decade ago to quarantine a handful of the t

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