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AMERICAN HISTORY

Wood Bison Reintroduced into Alaska After 100 Years

April 9, 2015 – A herd of wood bison has been successfully released into the Alaskan wilderness, the first time the species has roamed free in America in more than 100 years.  The animal, a larger relative to the more familiar American Plains bison, was hunted by Native Americans to near extinction by the early 1900s.  The 100 bison in the new herd were kept in a temporary pen at the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center until they ready to be released into the wild.

Link: NYDailyNews

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