Yellowstone launches program to establish new bison herds
May 17, 2018
HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Yellowstone National Park is launching a new program to capture and quarantine wild bison with the goal of establishing new, disease-free herds across the nation, park officials said Tuesday.
The program aims to help the conservation of the species by relocating wild Yellowstone bison to "suitable public and tribal lands" after they pass rigorous testing for disease, according to the National Park Service's decision.
It also would cut down the number of bison that are slaughtered when they wander outside the park over concerns about the spread of disease.