How North American Bison Ended Up in the Swiss Alps   The mammals in Geneva’s outskirts are now iconic in the country. BY LINA ZELDOVICH MAY 15, 2018 Today, Girardet owns a herd of 150 bison, and 35 to 40 of those are butchered every year. Calves are born every spring, he says. Behind the wire fence where he stands, a young, light brown-tinted calf nuzzles on its mother. Girardet—who is tanned and lean, with a mop of salt-and-pepper curls—extolls on how bison are easier to care for than cows. They are sturdy, healthy wild animals that rarely get sick, and … Read more