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Yellowstone Bison Might Come To Kansas

KSAL StaffJuly 2, 2014

Bison from Yellowstone National Park could someday be living in Kansas.

The Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve in Chase County was one of 20 possible sites included in a Department of Interior report discussing a future home for the Yellowstone bison.

The Wichita Eagle reports (http://bit.ly/1iRVrEE ) the preserve near Strong City currently has 27 bison and plans to add another 20 this fall. Superintendent Wendy Lauritzen said Monday that the preserve hopes to have 60 bison in 1½ years.

Lauritzen says bison from Yellowstone could be brought to Kansas only after all state laws had been reviewed.

Monday’s report was intended only to discuss other options for the bison from Montana. Park service officials say it could be five years to a decade before more animals were relocated.

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Associated Press Information from: The Wichita Eagle

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