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Banff bull bison relocated to Rocky Mountain House after wandering out of park

Reference: FCC

BANFF, Alta. - Parks Canada says a third bull bison has wandered out of Banff National Park.

A herd of wild plains bison has been free to roam a 1,200 square-kilometre area in the backcountry for the past year as part of a pilot project to determine whether they can be restored in the country's first national park.

Blair Fyten, a human-wildlife conflict specialist with Parks Canada, said they got a report on Aug. 1 that one of the animals had left the park.

"On Aug. 2 and 3, Parks Canada resource conservation staff took immediate action to investigate the report using aerial searches, ground patrols and remote cameras," he said during a conference call Friday afternoon.

Fyten said they received another report from a member of the public on Aug. 4 and kept searching...Read More