Bison Sent to New Homes

Laramie, WY – The annual bison roundup at South Dakota's Wind Cave National Park been completed.

Bison from the herd are popular because of their genetic purity. Of the 220 animals rounded up, 87 are headed to new homes.

Most of those bison were shipped to the Cheyenne-Arapho Tribes of Oklahoma. The InterTribal Bison Cooperative, which represents 57 American Indian tribes, helped with transfer of the animals. Some of the bison also went to the American Prairie Foundation in Montana and The Nature Conservancy in South Dakota.