ANCHORAGE — A hundred wood bison that will be the foundation for the first wild herd on U.S. soil in more than a century have been safely delivered to a rural Alaska village, according to the Alaska Department of Fish and Game.
“They are acclimating very rapidly,” said department biologist Cathie Harms. “They are doing very well so far.”
They likely will be released from Shageluk into the Innoko Flats in one or two weeks, she said.
Wood bison are native to Alaska, but disappeared from the state more than a century ago.