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Yellowstone bison capture tops 500 animals

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Yellowstone bison capture tops 500 animals

Associated PressUpdated Feb 10, 2011 11:17AM MDT

BILLINGS, Mont. • State and federal officials have captured 133 more wild bison from Yellowstone National Park for disease testing and possible slaughter.Wednesday’s capture operation brought the total number of bison being held along the park’s northern border to 513.Park officials say the impending slaughter of those animals that test positive for the disease brucellosis remains on hold because of a pending court challenge.But with the park’s Stephens Creek corrals approaching capacity, adm...
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