Bison Management 14

Park employee implanting a microchip in a bison
Inserting a Microchip into a Bison

NPS Photo

In 1994 the Park began implanting microchips just under the skin behind the right ear of each bison, as a secondary means of identification. A special scanner that is connected to the Wind Cave Roundup computer program reads the microchips. Once the microchip is read, the bison database is automatically updated.

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Last updated: February 20, 2018

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