Bison Management 15
In 1999, a three-year bison genetics study was initiated through the Biological Resources Division of the US Geological Survey and Texas A&M. Five parks are included in this study in which mitochondrial and nuclear DNA will be analyzed to help determine genetic health and makeup of the herd. To date, 293 blood and tail-hair samples from the Wind Cave herd have been sent to Texas A&M for analysis.
Did You Know?
Lewis and Clark, while on their journey up the Missouri River in 1804, noted that this "wild dog of the prairie...appears here in infinite numbers." More...