Currently, a total of 24 bison roam the plains of Wanuskewin Heritage Park, with 6 new calves arriving.
"Wanuskewin, in partnership with Parks Canada, has arranged to have six female bison from Grasslands National Park," said Darlene Brander, CEO of Wanuskewin Heritage Park. Says. "I didn't know much about having one bull and four pregnant females from the Yellowstone herd shortly after securing them."
Experts say Until the late 1800s, when the number dropped to just a thousand, 30 million Hagen Bisons once roamed the state. According to Brander, the rest of the bison was split between Grasslands National Park, Canada, and the United States, where Yellowstone herds are today.
The DNA that passes through these six baby bison is the closest to the bison found in Saskatchewan 150 years ago.
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Brander said , Bison said the world is a "connector" and this herd is bringing people from all over the world to the park.
"The joy of their faces when talking to us about what they saw," Brander said. "The impact of baby bison is amazing, which is why we love working here in Wanuskewin."
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"We wanted this, but Bison Manager Craig Toms said: "Fortunately, a miracle happened and these two groups were taken to the park every 10 days.
The park will flock over the next few years. I hope to keep increasing to 50.