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Almost 60 bison transported out of Grand Canyon NP as debate continues over their naturalness

Nearly 60 bison of questionable genetic background have been moved off the North Rim of Grand Canyon National Park and shipped to the Intertribal Buffalo Council, which in turn sent the animals to the Iowa Tribe of Oklahoma and the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe of South Dakota.

The collection and transfer was done September 11 when park wildlife managers captured 58 bison. Since reduction efforts began in 2018, park staff has removed 203 bison from the North Rim, with 182 transferred to eight different American Indian tribes through an agreement with the  InterTribal Buffalo Council.

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