• Wind Cave National Park - Two Worlds

    Wind Cave

    National Park South Dakota

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Bison Herd

Bison Herd

NPS Photo

No additional testing for brucellosis was conducted on the herd until 1960 when 75% of 52 bison tested were found to be reactors or suspect. This lead to the initiation of the second brucellosis eradication and vaccination programs in 1964. Despite these efforts, the State of South Dakota placed the herd under quarantine in 1982.

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Did You Know?

Sign used at Wind Cave in 1903 when the cave became a national park.

Wind Cave is the first cave in the world to be designated as a national park. That occurred on January 9, 1903.