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Some Bison Missing from Stephen Creek Found

Written by on January 19, 2018

Some of the 52 bison missing from the Stephens Creek facility in Yellowstone have been located in the Mammoth area.
The National Park Service has launched a criminal investigation, after investigators working on the case confirmed that bison were intentionally released by unknown individuals, when pens were broken into and damage occurred to government property.
Park staff discovered the missing bison Tuesday morning. The missing bull bison were being held and tested for brucellosis at Stephens Creek as part of a program that would enhance cultural opportunities for Native Americans as well as provide a food source, and would also reduce the shipment of Yellowstone bison to meat processing facilities.
Park staff will continue to monitor bison movements. If any of the 52 bison return to the Stephens Creek area, park staff will attempt to capture them.


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