European and American Bison in Russia   The Buffalo Commercial Buffalo, New York Feb 16, 1882 –By Imperial permission, a bison hunt was recently organized in the neighborhood of Balostock, in Russia, and two bison were killed and forwarded to St. Petersburg. There are considerable herds of those animals in the wild forest districts known as White Russia, and lying between Balostock and Litovsk.     First load. 2006 Republic of Sakha (Yakutia) Wood Bison Transplant In 2007, 30 wood bison from Elk Island National Park were transferred to Lenski Stolbie Nature Park in the Republic of Sakha, a northeastern … Read more

Wood Bison

Most all Wood Bison are in Canada  (Bison bison athabascae) [Changed to Bos bison athabascae from Bison bison athabascae to align with Nature Serve 2005]   In 1772, when Samuel Hearne became the first European to travel into the subarctic region southeast of Great Slave Lake, probably 150,000 or more wood buffalo inhabited the boreal forest to the south and west.  The relative isolation of the district and the small number of interlopers discouraged radical change there. How, then, is one to account for the near extinction of the wood buffalo?  During severe winters of deep snow, exacerbated by cyclical … Read more