Extinct in the United States for over a century, Wood Bison has the opportunity to roam the land of Alaska. Historical moments have been made possible thanks to the incredible efforts of the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center and the Alaska Fish Games Authority. The population growth program began in 2003 when 13 bison were brought in from Canada.
Today, about 20 years after the project began, at least 100 bison were released in the wild near Shageluk, Alaska. Giant herbivores, weighing over 2,000 pounds, once roamed the area in very large herds. Unfortunately, this species was extinct due to overfishing about a century ago. And the moment was so unique that I had to capture it with a camera, which was a breathtaking image. Below you can hear 100 bison returning to the wilderness of Alaska.
Biologist Tom Seaton was honored to lead the giant animal to which they belong. Tom is fallowed by wool animals on a snowmobile. The herd is mainly composed of pregnant cows and young bison. However, biologists at the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center said more adult males would soon join the herd. Cows and calves were shipped by air, so it wouldn’t have been a good idea to bring a giant volcanic bull there. So they are being carried by boat, Dodo reported.