Switzerland

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 don’t … Read more