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NEWS
March 20, 1990 | MARY WILLIAMS WALSH, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Residents of this Northwest Territories town of 2,000 like to call the spruce forests and salt plains spreading out around them "the cradle of bison recovery in Canada." For about 4,000 bison roam the meadows near Ft. Smith, and virtually every wood bison in the world today can trace its ancestry back to this herd. This year, however, the so-called cradle of bison is slated to become a bison graveyard. Veterinary pathologists want to track down each and every one and shoot them dead.
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NATIONAL
November 14, 2003 | Deborah Schoch, Times Staff Writer
Santa Catalina Island bison experienced wintry weather first-hand Thursday as they completed a 31-hour road trip and reached the open prairies of South Dakota. The 104 bison -- commonly referred to as buffalo -- were unloaded at the Cheyenne River and Standing Rock Lakota Indian reservations in north-central South Dakota, ending a months-long effort by animal welfare advocates to transport them to the Northern Plains, where their ancestors lived.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 24, 1985
A Laguna Niguel man was in stable condition in a Wyoming hospital on Tuesday after being gored in the chest and thighs by a bison in Yellowstone National Park. William Millener, 38, was injured Monday when he walked within 10 feet of the shaggy animal, which charged him and threw him over its head, park spokeswoman Marjie Siring said. Millener, who was visiting the park with his wife, was able to walk to his car and drive to Yellowstone's Lake Hospital.
NATIONAL
January 11, 2005 | From Times Wire Reports
The state canceled what would have been its first bison hunt in more than a decade. The Fish, Wildlife and Parks Commission's 4-1 vote in Helena came less than a week after new Democratic Gov. Brian Schweitzer expressed strong misgivings about the hunt and the potential damage to the state's reputation. The monthlong hunt had been set to begin Saturday.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 6, 1985 | JOHN NIELSEN, Times Staff Writer
To those who have never seen them--to schoolchildren, for instance, or to urban adults--the bison inhabiting Newhall's William S. Hart Park look like something from a bad "B" movie. From a distance, they resemble huge, hairy cattle with horns and long, shaggy manes. And, in a sense, that's just what they are. "You should see it sometimes when a busload of kids stops by to take a look," park staffer Ken Newman said. "To someone who's used to dogs and cats, it's like something from outer space."
SPORTS
March 16, 1999 | MAL FLORENCE
Detroit Piston center Bison Dele, formerly known as Brian Williams, has been a slow-moving bison. Dele was fined $1,000 for missing the team bus to a game March 6 in Orlando. Dele then went out and missed 11 of 17 shots in a loss to the Magic, his former team. He is so disliked in Orlando that the Magic plays a recording of a mooing cow every time he touches the ball. "It's the worst place for me," Dele said of Orlando. "I have never played well down there. Just too much bad blood."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 9, 1997 | GUY GUGLIOTTA, WASHINGTON POST
The National Park Service calls it "Natural Regulation": If you leave Yellowstone Park's buffalo alone, they will reproduce to the carrying capacity of the land, and no more. Nature will reduce the numbers. Nature is doing its best this year. Heavy snow and thick sheets of ice have caused unprecedented numbers of buffalo to wander off to greener pastures--nay, any pastures--outside the park.
SPORTS
September 11, 1988 | Associated Press
The Pittsburgh Pirates and Buffalo Bisons, their triple A affiliate, say they have renewed their player development contract for the 1989 season. The Bisons, of the American Assn., are entering their second season as a Pirate affiliate. Buffalo finished third in the American Assn.'s Eastern Division in 1988 with a 72-70 record, 17 games behind the Indianapolis Indians. The Bisons set a minor league attendance record by drawing 1.
SPORTS
August 20, 1988 | Associated Press
The Buffalo Bisons passed the all-time minor league baseball record for tickets sold Friday night against the Omaha Royals in a game won by Omaha, 7-5. A sellout crowd of 19,500 gave the Bisons a total of 1,061,319 tickets sold. The Louisville Redbirds set the old mark with 1,052,438 in 1983. The Bisons have based their attendance figures on tickets sold, which is the guideline used by the American Assn., according to Randy Mobley, administrator of the triple-A league.
SCIENCE
April 3, 2014 | By Louis Sahagun
A brief video of bison purportedly “running for their lives" to escape a pending eruption of Yellowstone National Park's "super-volcano" had federal officials scrambling Thursday to allay fears in the region recently rattled by a spate of earthquakes. No wonder. The video spawned dozens of news reports, including one on CNN, attempting to answer this question: Can animals predict a major earthquake or eruption? The spreading anxiety was caused by baseless rumors and deliberate misrepresentations of what those bison were actually doing in the video, according to Leo Leckie, a sales associate of the nonprofit Yellowstone Assn., an educational partner of Yellowstone National Park.
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