Bison find new home on prairie south of Chicago

In an effort to rehabilitate the land and increase wildlife diversity, especially grassland birds, more than two dozen bison have been relocated to Midewin National Tallgrass Prairie, south of Chicago.

Bison grazing in Yellowstone National Park.

Bison grazing in Yellowstone National Park. Image by Tony Hisgett / CC BY 2.0

The bulls arrived from Yellowstone National Park and a private ranch in South Dakota. The public can view the bison by hiking or biking a one or two mile trail from Midewin's Iron Bridge Trailhead. People are not permitted in the pasture itself due to safety reasons. Read more at:

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