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  • West US cave with fossil secrets to be excavated

    07/27/2014 1:48:24 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 29 replies
    Phys dot org ^ | July 24, 2014 | unattributed
    For the first time in three decades, paleontologists are about to revisit one of North America's most remarkable troves of ancient fossils: The bones of tens of thousands of animals piled at the bottom of a sinkhole-type cave. Natural Trap Cave in Wyoming is 85 feet (25 meters) deep and almost impossible to see until you're standing right next to it. Over tens of thousands of years, many, many animals—including now-extinct mammoths, short-faced bears, American lions and American cheetahs—shared the misfortune of not noticing the 15-foot-wide (4 meters) opening until they were plunging to their deaths. Now, the U.S. Bureau...
  • Prehistoric animal remains discovered in U.S.

    08/09/2014 12:18:58 PM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 12 replies
    abc 25 wpbf ^ | 8-9-2014 | By Jareen Imam
    The cave is cool and damp -- prefect for preserving prehistoric remains, Meachen says. "It's like a refrigerator in there, and probably has been for 20,000 years," she said. "Some of the bones we're finding there have collagen in them. That is where you could get the ancient DNA." The scientists saw bones falling out of a part of the cave, and decided to start digging there. "That was the fossil layer," she said. "There is so much to dig. We have two more years for funding that we can be out there, so we are going to try to...
  • Wyoming cave dig unearths bones of ancient horses, cheetahs and bison

    08/09/2014 2:33:26 AM PDT · by blueplum · 31 replies
    Reuters ^ | August 8, 2014 5:23pm EDT | LAURA ZUCKERMAN
    (Reuters) - Scientists excavating an ancient Wyoming sinkhole containing a rare trove of fossils of Ice Age mammals have unearthed hundreds of bones of such prehistoric animals as American cheetahs, a paleontologist said on Friday. The two-week dig by an international team of researchers led by Des Moines University paleontologist Julie Meachen marked the first exploration of Natural Trap Cave at the base of the Bighorn Mountains in north-central Wyoming since its initial discovery in the 1970s. Meachen said the extensive excavation that began late last month uncovered roughly 200 large bones of animals like horses that roamed North America...
  • A 7,000-year-old find awaits detailed analysis [ Minnesota bison kill site ]

    11/20/2008 5:34:36 PM PST · by SunkenCiv · 11 replies · 473+ views
    West Central Tribune ^ | Monday, November 17, 2008 | Tom Cherveny
    Too often, Janet and LeRoy Peterson have heard the tell-tale sounds of screeching tires and, soon after, a rap on their door. Another motorist has just discovered that the natural terrain around their river valley home makes a natural funnel for deer, the Petersons told members of the Indian History Hunters at a Nov. 4 meeting in Willmar. Some 20 years ago, the Petersons discovered that Minnesota's first inhabitants had this all figured out at least 7,000 years before the first car-deer crash. Except it wasn't 100- to 200-pound whitetail deer that brought Minnesota's first people to the Peterson's three-acre...
  • Fears of Volcanic Eruption as Bison Seen Fleeing Yellowstone Park (Video)

    04/02/2014 11:48:53 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 63 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | 4-2-2014 | Jim Hoft
    A number of bloggers are posting video of animals fleeing the Yellowstone Park this week. Some believe this may be a sign of an imminent volcano eruption. [video] The Epoch Times reported: A number of bloggers are posting videos that show bison and other animals allegedly leaving Yellowstone National Park, prompting theories that as earthquakes ramp up the seismic activity will set off the Yellowstone supervolcano. Two of the main bloggers behind the discussion stress that there’s no way to know when the supervolcano will go off but note that the 4.8 magnitude earthquake that hit on March 30 seemed...
  • NCAA: #12 North Dakota State Beats #5 Oklahoma 80-75 !!!

    03/20/2014 7:28:47 PM PDT · by Lmo56 · 44 replies
    3/20/14 | self
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  • Ancient bison allows scientists to travel back in time - 9,000 years

    03/04/2014 8:01:25 AM PST · by Renfield · 22 replies
    Siberian Times ^ | 3-1-2014 | Anastasia Longinova
    Exclusive pictures show autopsy on a four year old bison preserved in ice since ancient times. The autopsy, conducted on 27 February 2014, is understood to be the first in the world on a 9,000 bison, and it could provide vital scientific information. The creature was found in exceptional condition in July 2011 by Yukagir community members in the Sakha Republic, also known as Yakutia, where mammoth remains were also found. This bison, dating from 9,000 years ago, was located on the shore of a lake in the north of Ust-Yana district. The body became visible after a part of...
  • Man lucky to escape with his life after provoking one-ton bison into ramming him against fence

    03/29/2013 8:34:55 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 30 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | March 29, 2013 | Anthony Bond
    They are pictures which show exactly why it isn't wise to taunt animals which are much larger and more powerful that you. When this enormous one-ton bison was going about its daily basis in Antelope Island State Park in Utah, a rather foolish man decided it would be a good idea to provoke it.
  • Marin Environmentalist Claims Recreating Extinct Species Is Possible [ No more endangered species! ]

    02/28/2013 7:32:53 PM PST · by NoLibZone · 22 replies
    cbslocal.com ^ | Feb 28 2013 | cbslocal.com
    LONG BEACH (CBS SF) – Speaking from the prestigious TED Conference in Long Beach Wednesday, Sausalito activist Stewart Brand said scientists are developing the ability to reassemble an extinct animal’s genome, and even recreate the animal itself. Brand, who gained fame after he campaigned to have the original NASA space photos of earth published, and subsequently created the Whole Earth Catalog, said Wednesday that “de-extinction” could be used to help restore organisms and habitats damaged human activity, according to a report in the Marin Independent Journal. A team of Harvard geneticists are currently working to bring back the passenger pigeon,...
  • European Bison Return to Wild in Germany

    12/25/2012 5:19:47 AM PST · by Renfield · 8 replies
    Der Spiegel ^ | 12-24-2012 | Marco Evers
    For the first time since the 18th century, the European bison is returning to Germany to live in the wild. The wisent, as it is also known, has been brought to the country by a famous prince. Although the creatures' survival is uncertain, the project has already attracted considerable attention. Info With nothing but spruce trees for entire square kilometers at a time, this managed forest isn't exactly what you would call a wilderness. Nevertheless, the forest, together with its ponds and meadows, provides shelter to many a rare species. In the forest surrounding the town of Bad Berleburg, on...
  • Photo: stare-down between photographer and grizzly

    09/07/2012 11:42:45 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 43 replies
    KXLH.com ^ | September 7, 2012
    Yellowstone National Park wolf project leader Doug Smith snapped this photo last Friday, while tracking some of the park's wolf packs from the air. Smith spotted a dead bull bison in the park's Hayden Valley, an apparent victim of a nasty encounter with another bull bison during the herd's annual rut. As you can see, a very large grizzly bear has claimed the bison carcass as his own. What you can't see, according to Smith, is the Canyon wolf pack lurking some 50 yards behind the grizzly, patiently waiting its turn on the carcass. Smith says as his pilot circled...
  • Evidence Aquits Clovis People Of Ancient Killings, Archaeologists Say

    02/25/2003 4:46:54 PM PST · by blam · 98 replies · 1,378+ views
    University Of Washington ^ | 2-25-2003 | Joel Schwartz
    Contact: Joel Schwarz joels@u.washington.edu 206-543-2580 University of Washington Evidence acquits Clovis people of ancient killings, archaeologists say Archaeologists have uncovered another piece of evidence that seems to exonerate some of the earliest humans in North America of charges of exterminating 35 genera of Pleistocene epoch mammals. The Clovis people, who roamed large portions of North America 10,800 to 11,500 years ago and left behind highly distinctive and deadly fluted spear points, have been implicated in the exterminations by some scientists. Now researchers from the University of Washington and Southern Methodist University who examined evidence from all suggested Clovis-age killing sites...
  • Dozer Driver Makes Fossil Discovery of the Century

    11/23/2010 9:21:20 AM PST · by Squidpup · 63 replies · 2+ views
    FoxNews ^ | November 20, 2010 | Loren Grush
    An accidental discovery by a bulldozer driver has led to what may be the find of the century: an ice-age burial ground that could rival the famed La Brea tar pits. After two weeks of excavating ancient fossils at the Ziegler Reservoir near Snowmass Village, Colorado, scientists from the Denver Museum of Natural Science returned home Wednesday with their unearthed treasures in tow -- a wide array of fossils, insects and plant life that they say give a stunningly realistic view of what life was like when ancient, giant beasts lumbered across the Earth. Since the team’s arrival in mid-October,...
  • Boy finds 5,000-year-old bison skull--Now called 'Bradford Bison'

    12/11/2005 5:55:09 AM PST · by SJackson · 40 replies · 1,012+ views
    Capital Times ^ | 12-11-05 | Mike Miller
    A Prairie du Sac youngster, exploring the Wisconsin River bottom because he couldn't play high-tech games, made the archeological find of the year in Wisconsin when he unearthed an ancient bison head and horns. "It is one of the best finds of the year, if not the best," state archeologist John Broihahn said of the find, which he determined was the head and horns of a Bison Occidentalis, at least 5,000 years old. And it is now officially known as the "Bradford Bison," in honor of Joshua Bradford, 7, who made the initial discovery. Josh was on an outing with...
  • Scientists: Bison in Illinois earlier (aren't you relieved?)

    09/03/2005 7:17:31 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 18 replies · 681+ views
    South Carolina homepage (thestate.com) ^ | Tue, Aug. 30, 2005 | Associated Press
    The discovery of bison bones in Peoria County proves the animals were in Illinois about 1,700 years earlier than previously thought, according to scientists. Radiocarbon dating confirmed a group of eight bison died at a site along the Illinois River around 265 B.C., said Alan Harn, an archaeologist with Dickson Mounds Museum. Until the dating tests, scientists did not have evidence of bison in Illinois before 1450... Archaeologists also found two partial deer skeletons and two partial elk skeletons near the bison, Harn said.
  • One White Buffalo To Get Sacred Name; Death Of Another Still Stirs Anger

    07/27/2012 4:46:45 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 14 replies
    NPR ^ | July 27, 2012
    Hundreds of Native Americans are expected to gather Saturday at a former dairy farm in Goshen, Conn., to hold a sacred naming ceremony for what they hope is a rare white buffalo. Mark Herz from NPR member station WSHU catches up with the story for All Things Considered in a report due to air later today. As he says, the calf's DNA still needs to be tested to confirm that he truly is a white buffalo — "or bison, as they are more properly known." But, "test results or no," many Native Americans are planning to be there tomorrow. To...
  • Hershey Park Bison Shot to Spare Drowning (Pennsylvania)

    09/09/2011 12:02:24 PM PDT · by Virginia Ridgerunner · 37 replies
    NBC Philadelphia.com ^ | September 9, 2011 | Greg Wilson
    Two bison trapped at a Pennsyvania zoo were shot to spare them from drowning in rapidly rising floodwaters. Officials at Hersheypark's ZooAmerica defended the decision as the most humane choice, though critics blasted it. The one-ton animals were trapped in their pen as waters surged from Tropical Storm Lee. Zookeepers could not evacuate them, though they managed to save other animals. "Unfortunately, no one could anticipate a weather event that went from inches of rain to feet of flooding in a matter of a few short minutes," the zoo said in its statement. "Faced with the prospect of watching the...
  • Rare white buffalo calf named in special ceremony

    06/29/2011 6:09:27 PM PDT · by NYTexan · 50 replies
    star-telegram.com ^ | Jun. 29, 2011 | LINDA STEWART BALL
    GREENVILLE, Texas — Thousands of people came from miles around Wednesday to see and honor a legend in the flesh - the white buffalo born in a thunderstorm on a northeast Texas ranch. The rare white buffalo calf, regarded as sacred by Lakota Sioux tradition, was honored with Native American prayers, religious songs and the solemn smoking of a pipe in a special naming and dedication ceremony at the Lakota Ranch in Greenville, about 50 miles northeast of Dallas. Flag-flying patriotism, a steady Native American drum beat and scorching heat provided the backdrop for the spiritual event that drew about...
  • Grizzly versus Bison: the rest of the story (Photos)

    10/30/2010 2:34:07 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 71 replies · 2+ views
    KRTV.COM ^ | October 29, 2010 | Drew Trafton
    The man responsible for snapping the dramatic photographs of a bison being chased by a grizzly bear has surfaced, providing sister station KTVQ in Billings with more pictures and the end to the tale.Alex Wypyszinski had just dropped off his wife at work and had a few hours to kill one morning last April.Wypyszinski says he likes to spend his free time in the morning snapping photos of wildlife in the park.Of course, he usually has to search the animals out.NEW PHOTOS BELOWIt all started when he was driving in the Fountain Flats area, located between the Madison Junction...
  • Girzzly Bear vs. Bison on Montana Road

    10/30/2010 11:22:59 AM PDT · by Olympiad Fisherman · 32 replies
    3 KRTV.COM Great Falls, Montana ^ | 10/30/2010 | Drew Tafton
    "I thought it was a horse and carriage," said Wypyszinski. "That was the kind of noise that I heard." By the time he turned around, the two fuzzy brown images were racing quickly toward him. Wypyszinski pulled out his camera quickly, thinking he was going to catch two moose racing down the highway. He quickly learned he was mistaken. "I thought I was having a hallucination or something," said Wypyszinski. "I couldn't believe what that buffalo looked like."
  • Bison rancher lets animals inside

    07/12/2010 9:10:43 PM PDT · by JoeProBono · 52 replies · 2+ views
    .upi ^ | July 12, 2010
    GRANDVIEW, Manitoba - An 80-year-old Canadian bison rancher says people have come from around the world to see his prized animals , which he allows to roam around his house. Henry Makinson, whose farm is located about halfway between Grandview and Roblin in Manitoba, said he sold a female for more than $48,000, more than five times the price of an average bison, because of the beauty and health of his animals, the Winnipeg Free Press reported Monday. Markinson said his bison, which perform tricks, including a conga-like dance, for rodeos and over events, are allowed to roam his one-room...
  • Bringing bison back to North American landscapes

    03/02/2010 7:08:12 AM PST · by decimon · 49 replies · 681+ views
    University of Calgary ^ | Mar 2, 2010 | Unknown
    University of Calgary wildlife biologists involved in American bison international surveyThe next 10 to 20 years could be extremely significant for restoring wild populations of American bison to their original range, including the Canadian Rockies; but for this to happen, more land must be made available for herds to roam free, government policies must be updated and the public must change its attitude towards bison, according to a new international study on the species co-authored by University of Calgary experts. The publication released today by the International Union for Conservation of Nature, American Bison: Status Survey and Conservation Guidelines 2010,...
  • Yellowstone bison going to Turner's ranch

    02/02/2010 5:12:55 PM PST · by JoeProBono · 5 replies · 537+ views
    hosted ^ | Feb 2 | MATTHEW BROWN
    BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) -- Billionaire Ted Turner is getting 88 Yellowstone National Park bison from a faltering Montana program that was supposed to put the disease-free animals on public or tribal lands. The animals were spared several years ago from a periodic slaughter of bison leaving Yellowstone because of worries about animal disease. They are now in a joint federal-state quarantine compound in southern Montana's Paradise Valley but could be moved to Turner's ranch within weeks, state officials said Tuesday....Turner will care for the animals for five years and in return wants 75 percent of their offspring.... Turner, founder of...
  • SD Town Finally Rid Of 44 Tons Of Rotten Meat

    10/04/2009 4:46:17 PM PDT · by Abathar · 12 replies · 744+ views
    ap/theindychannel.com ^ | 10/4/09 | CARSON WALKER
    BRIDGEWATER, S.D. -- Behind the freezer doors at a meat plant mysteriously abandoned by its owner, the 44 tons of bison meat managed to hold its own for months, masked by the brutal chill of two South Dakota winters. Once the power was cut and spring thaw arrived, nature took over. And enough rotting meat to fill a high school gym did exactly what you'd expect: It stank. It stank at the bank. It smelled at the law office. It reeked at the cafe. Even the jewelry store wasn't immune. Everyone in this tiny town could smell it, everywhere they...
  • SD town finally rid of 44 tons of rotten bison

    10/04/2009 1:36:35 PM PDT · by JoeProBono · 13 replies · 1,124+ views
    hosted ^ | Oct 4
    BRIDGEWATER, S.D. (AP) -- Behind the freezer doors at a meat plant mysteriously abandoned by its owner, the 44 tons of bison meat managed to hold its own for months, masked by the brutal chill of two South Dakota winters. Once the power was cut and spring thaw arrived, nature took over. And enough rotting meat to fill a high school gym did exactly what you'd expect: It stank. It stank at the bank. It smelled at the law office. It reeked at the cafe. Even the jewelry store wasn't immune. Everyone in this tiny town could smell it, everywhere...
  • Bison Attacks California Tourist at Yellowstone National Park

    07/22/2009 5:51:48 PM PDT · by george76 · 66 replies · 2,776+ views
    KIFI ^ | July 22, 2009
    For the second time this year a tourist at Yellowstone National Park has been attacked by a bison. a 55-year-old man from Norco, California, was taking pictures of a bull bison that was wandering in the Bridge Bay Campgrounds. The two were about 10 feet apart when the bison charged. a bull bison can stand six feet tall, weigh up to 2,000 pounds and run up to 30 miles an hour. During the next several weeks they are more dangerous than usual because it's their mating season.
  • Judge orders 10 days in jail in bison slaying case

    01/28/2009 1:38:35 PM PST · by rellimpank · 33 replies · 797+ views
    Denver Post ^ | 28 jan 09 | Howard Pankratz
    FAIRPLAY — A 45-year-old Texas businessman who engineered the slaughter of 32 bison in South Park last winter was sentenced today to 10 days in the Park County jail for cruelty to animals. Park County District Court Judge Stephen Groome said he would have given Jeffrey Hawn a longer jail term if he could, but he was bound by a plea agreement between Hawn's lawyer and the district attorney's office. Groome said that the manner in which the animals were killed — sometimes riddled with as many as eight bullets — left him appalled. "What I find really disturbing is...
  • Diggers find proof of old bison hunt-Hundreds of bones unearthed at site in Kentucky riverbed

    11/16/2008 9:33:01 AM PST · by BGHater · 24 replies · 588+ views
    AP ^ | 16 Nov 2008 | AP
    UNION, Ky. -- Archaeologists have dug up and will display evidence of an American Indian bison hunt that happened hundreds of years ago in northern Kentucky. Evidence at the site shows hunters killed and butchered the animals with stone tools,leaving the bones and tools behind. The bones were discovered in Big Bone Creek several years ago but left there. Staff members from the Cincinnati Museum Center and volunteers spent a week in August digging up the artifacts. Glenn Storrs, head curator for vertebrate paleontology at the center, got permission from the state to dig while the creek's water was low.Though...
  • Austin Man Due in Court for Bison Slaying ( Jeff Hawn )

    10/06/2008 8:41:42 AM PDT · by george76 · 39 replies · 1,787+ views
    (AP) -- ^ | 10/06/2008
    A software CEO from Texas accused of allowing the killing of his neighbor's bison in South Park last winter is due in court. Forty-four-year-old Jeffrey Scott Hawn of Austin has been charged with 32 counts of animal cruelty, one count of theft of more than $20,000 and a one count of criminal mischief. Prosecutors allege that he "tortured, needlessly mutilated or needlessly killed" the bison, who belonged to another rancher.
  • Ranch owner waives preliminary hearing in deaths of 32 bison

    09/12/2008 10:57:24 AM PDT · by george76 · 46 replies · 242+ views
    Associated Press ^ | September 12, 2008 | COLLEEN SLEVIN
    A Park County rancher on Friday waived his right to a preliminary hearing and asked to enter a plea in the slaughter of 32 bison owned by his neighbor. It’s hard to find anyone here sympathetic to Hawn.
  • Hawn turns self in on bison slaying charges ( Atzlan Native Community mentioned )

    05/16/2008 6:15:16 AM PDT · by george76 · 110 replies · 691+ views
    Texas businessman Jeff Hawn was charged May 8 in the March slaying of 32 bison near Hartsel and faces one count of class 3 felony theft, one count of class 3 felony criminal mischief and 32 counts of aggravated cruelty to animals, each a class 6 felony. Hawn turned himself in to the Park County Jail on May 12 and bonded out... Kobe Bryant's attorney The arrest warrant affidavit indicates that the bison had been killed over the course of a number of weeks. For instance, it states that on April 1 officers "retrieved a spent bullet from one of...
  • Noted attorney takes bison case

    05/15/2008 8:47:48 AM PDT · by george76 · 35 replies · 254+ views
    Rocky Mountain News ^ | May 14, 2008
    The man accused in the deaths of 32 bison who strayed off his Park County neighbor's property has hired a prominent Denver defense attorney. Pamela Mackey is representing Jeffery Scott Hawn, of Austin, Texas, who was charged last week with theft, criminal mischief and cruelty to animals. Mackey previously represented ... Kobe Bryant...
  • Warrant issued in South Park bison killings

    05/08/2008 4:08:04 PM PDT · by MtnClimber · 81 replies · 275+ views
    denver post ^ | may 8, 2008 | howard pankratz
    An arrest warrant has been issued for Austin, Texas, businessman Jeffrey Scott Hawn in connection with the shooting of 32 bison in Park County in March. The warrant says Hawn is wanted on one count of felony theft, one count of felony criminal mischief and 32 counts of aggravated cruelty to animals, a Class 6 felony. The bison were shot and killed on private ranches and state and federal lands about 15 miles southeast of Hartsel. At the time of the shootings, Park County Sheriff Fred Wegener said his deputies had never seen anything like it. "There are just hundreds...
  • Slaughter of bison roils ranch town (CO)

    05/04/2008 10:31:21 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 103 replies · 836+ views
    LA Times ^ | May 4, 2008 | DeeDee Correll
    In a breach of the local code of ethics -- and possibly the law -- 32 are killed after straying onto a neighbor's land.FAIRPLAY, COLO. -- This is not a place where buffalo are welcome to roam. When 32 bison lumbered across a fence that separated their owners' vast, wind-swept expanse of land from a neighboring ranch in March, they ended up dead. Some fell where they were shot. Others scattered, galloping for miles before they succumbed in the snow. They were victims, contend the bison's owners, of a murder plot hatched by the neighbor, a Texan frustrated by what...
  • Bison Bones Bolster Idea Ice Age Seafarers First To Americas

    03/24/2008 2:14:57 PM PDT · by blam · 23 replies · 765+ views
    The NationalPost ^ | 3-24-2008 | Randy Boswell - Can West News Service
    Bison bones bolster idea Ice Age seafarers first to Americas Randy Boswell, Canwest News Service Published: Monday, March 24, 2008 Head of a bison, part of a series of ancient bison bones found on Vancouver Island and nearby Orcas Island in Washington state. A series of discoveries of ancient bison bones on Vancouver Island and nearby Orcas Island in Washington state is fuelling excitement among researchers that the Pacific coast offered a food-rich ecosystem for Ice Age hunters some 14,000 years ago -- much earlier than the prevailing scientific theory pegs the arrival of humans to the New World. Fourteen...
  • (Wild) Bison once again roam eastern Colorado (wildlife refuge formerly the Rocky Mountain Arsenal)

    03/17/2007 12:46:02 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 18 replies · 643+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 3/17/07 | AP
    COMMERCE CITY, Colo. - After an absence of more than a century, wild bison were returned to Colorado's Front Range on Saturday in full view of Denver's skyline. Sixteen buffalo from the National Bison Range in northwestern Montana were released in an enclosed 1,400-acre section of a wildlife refuge that formerly was the Rocky Mountain Arsenal, where nerve gas and other chemical weapons were manufactured. "The release went very smoothly. We would say this was a tremendous success," said Matt Kales, spokesman for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. He said the animals were released in an area that had...
  • Bison Poop Reveals Two Distinct U.S. Populations [ Holy Feces!!! ]

    02/01/2007 9:39:53 PM PST · by SunkenCiv · 39 replies · 545+ views
    LiveScience ^ | January 30, 2007 | Jeanna Bryner
    Bison poop has more to offer than a field-clearing smell. Genetic analysis of the feces has revealed there are two breeding populations of bison in Yellowstone National Park, according to a new study. The discovery has implications for how to manage the roughly 4,000 bison (called Bison bison by scientists), which were previously considered one giant breeding population within the park's boundaries... The poop itself doesn’t contain the DNA. When a bison chows down, the roughage scoots through the digestive tract before a less-recognizable chunk of it passes out of the gut. During the descent, cells lining the gut slough...
  • Out West, With the Buffalo, Roam Some Strands of Undesirable DNA

    01/08/2007 11:41:23 PM PST · by neverdem · 15 replies · 1,053+ views
    NY Times ^ | January 9, 2007 | JIM ROBBINS
    MALTA, Mont. — The animals certainly looked like bison, with the characteristic humps and beards. But just to make sure, a pick-up truck slowly rolled up to them, and a bison wrangler shot a drug-filled dart into one of several calves. A few minutes later the anesthetized animal was on the ground, grunting and squirming. Several men warily moved in to hobble the animal and take blood samples. This bison wrangling was being done to test the genetics of a herd of 39 animals that is being used by the American Prairie Foundation as seed stock to re-create a large-scale...
  • Ancient Bison Teeth Provide Window On Past Great Plains Climate, Vegetation

    08/08/2006 8:20:55 PM PDT · by blam · 25 replies · 631+ views
    Newswise ^ | 8-7-2006
    Source: University of Washington Released: Mon 07-Aug-2006, 15:10 ET Ancient Bison Teeth Provide Window on Past Great Plains Climate, Vegetation Scientists have devised a way to use the fossil teeth of ancient bison as a tool to reconstruct historic climate and vegetation changes in America's breadbasket, the Great Plains.The third molar from a bison jawbone grows to 3 inches in length and has several times more surface area than a quarter. Newswise — A University of Washington researcher has devised a way to use the fossil teeth of ancient bison as a tool to reconstruct historic climate and vegetation changes...
  • Scientists hand Ottawa a blueprint for a mass cull of bison

    03/22/2006 9:44:03 AM PST · by managusta · 30 replies · 673+ views
    The Globe and Mail ^ | 21/03/06 | DAWN WALTON
    CALGARY — The document reads like a doomsday scenario for Canada's largest free roaming herd of bison. Offer bounties to encourage hunting. Set up hunt camps. Radio-collar "Judas" animals to more easily track herds. Use corral-traps to corner about 4,500 wild animals. Shoot them from the ground and the air. Get rid of the remains so the carcasses -- many infected with bovine tuberculosis and brucellosis -- won't spread diseases. All of this would happen in Wood Buffalo National Park, an area larger than Switzerland, that straddles the boundaries of Alberta and the Northwest Territories, under the stewardship of the...
  • An enchanted forest (pictures)

    02/27/2006 11:18:21 AM PST · by lizol · 25 replies · 4,774+ views
    The Sydney Morning Herald ^ | February 27, 2006 | Mat Schulz
    Mat Schulz goes hunting for the endangered bison in a primeval corner of Poland. For most people, Poland is connected with images of factories, coalmines and shipyards. But between the industrial landscapes there are mountains, lakes and sea. Most surprisingly, on the border with Belarus, Poland also has mainland Europe's last primeval forest - 8000 years old and 1250 square kilometres in size. The Bialowieza Forest still exists because Polish and Lithuanian royalty used it for hunting from the 14th century. When, in the 19th century, the land became part of Russia, the tsar reserved it for the same purpose....
  • Mont. Holds First Bison Hunt in 15 Years-(PC funny)

    11/15/2005 12:16:35 PM PST · by Flavius · 87 replies · 2,487+ views
    yahoo ^ | 11.15.05 | GARDINER, Mon
    GARDINER, Mont. - Montana's first bison hunt in 15 years opened at sunrise Tuesday, with a 17-year-old boy bagging the first buffalo within 90 minutes. The hunt, aimed at thinning out the bison population near Yellowstone National Park, came after years of protests from animal rights activists. State and federal officials say the hunt will help manage a population that has grown to an estimated 4,900 animals, more than some fear the area can support. Some ranchers are also worried some diseased bison could spread illness to cattle. George Clement, a teenager who took the day off from school, killed...
  • Felon gets license for Mont. bison hunt

    11/10/2005 10:10:49 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 23 replies · 657+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 11/10/05 | Matt Gouras - ap
    HELENA, Mont. - A hunter who drew one of two dozen coveted licenses to take part in one of Montana's first bison hunts in 15 years is a convicted felon who legally can't carry a gun. The state Department of Fish, Wildlife and Parks acknowledged that it has no authority to strip the man of the license. However, officials have alerted the man's probation officer. "Obviously as a convicted felon (on probation), he cannot possess or use a firearm," said agency spokeswoman Mel Frost. "If he does use a firearm, it is not violating Fish, Wildlife and Parks rules. It...
  • Wrong tag for infant (Norway)

    09/07/2005 5:47:00 AM PDT · by franksolich · 6 replies · 370+ views
    Aftenposten ^ | September 7, 2005 | not specified
    A mother has filed a complaint to the Patient Commission after finding her newborn baby had the name armband of another woman.No one at Haukeland University Hospital can explain how the error occurred despite numerous and strict routines concerning the identification of newborn infants, newspaper VG reports.A DNA test determined that the woman was the biological mother to the child she had had home for several weeks and that no exchange of babies had taken place at the maternity ward.The hospital was baffled by the error, as each newborn is tagged on both the foot and arm but in this...
  • Krekar threatens Norway (Norway)

    09/06/2005 4:40:51 AM PDT · by franksolich · 6 replies · 440+ views
    Aftenposten ^ | September 6, 2005 | tr. Nina Berglund
    Norway's most controversial refugee has lodged a threat against the country that has hosted him and his family for the past 14 years. Mullah Krekar calls his possible deportation "an offense" that shouldn't go unpunished. Mullah Krekar continues to fight deportation back to Iraq, and calls any such order "an offense" that should be punished.Oslo newspaper Aftenposten reported Tuesday that Krekar, in an interview with Arab TV station Al-Jazeera, vowed he will never go along with a deportation order issued by Norwegian authorities. Cabinet Minister Erna Solberg initially ordered him sent out of the country in February 2003, calling Krekar...
  • Red-green majority shrinking (Norway)

    09/02/2005 6:07:53 AM PDT · by franksolich · 5 replies · 284+ views
    Atenposten ^ | September 2, 2005 | Ola Henmo
    The latest round of opinion polls hints that the national elections on Sep. 12 will contain considerable excitement in terms of producing a majority government.The red-green coalition of the Labor (Ap), Socialist Left (SV) and Center (Sp) parties remain vastly more popular than the tripartite center-right governing alliance, but the prospects of a clear left-leaning parliamentary majority are not so clear.In the latest poll by AC Nielsen for the Newspapers' News Agency (ANB), SV fell back fully three percent points from June measurements, to 12.8 percent, just marginally better than their 2001 showing. In compensation, Labor advanced 1.2 percent points...
  • Telemarketers on way out (Norway)

    09/01/2005 6:05:37 AM PDT · by franksolich · 11 replies · 327+ views
    Aftenposten ^ | September 1, 2005 | not specified
    A new government could spell the end of many telephone sales approaches, but humanitarian organizations will in any event be allowed to try to raise funds.The Socialist Left Party (SV) has proposed strict regulation of telemarketing, and potential coalition partner Labor is willing to consider tougher measures, newspaper Bergens Tidende reports.Current Minister of Children and Family Affairs Laila Dåvøy, a Christian Democrat, agrees that something should be done."I see that this has become a big problem for many people and this is particularly because the right to deny approaches has not worked properly. Even if the telephone subscriber has registered...
  • Drunken guardsman arrested (Norway)

    08/31/2005 5:20:43 AM PDT · by franksolich · 8 replies · 400+ views
    Aftenposten ^ | August 31, 2005 | Oddvin Aune
    Armed police were forced to respond when a drunken national guardsman was seen bearing a weapon.The soldier had his AG3 rifle confiscated and was left to sleep his bender off in the drunk tank after being arrested in downtown Bodø, newspaper Avisa Nordland reports.Bodø police were notified of a drunken armed man roaming the downtown area on Monday evening after the suspect dropped one of the two bags he was carrying and his AG3 rifle fell out.Police found the guardsman waiting for a southbound train to depart, with his weapon stowed in the baggage rack above his seat, en route...
  • Tired of rescuing tourists (Norway)

    08/30/2005 6:07:23 AM PDT · by franksolich · 10 replies · 476+ views
    Aftenposten ^ | August 30, 2005 | not specified
    The Norwegian Society for Sea Rescue (NSSR) demands that measures be taken to prepare foreign tourists better for the demands of braving Norway's natural elements.German fishing tourists and inexperienced foreigners in kayaks were surprised and imperiled by Monday's storm conditions in northwestern Norway - despite warnings several days in advance."Greater responsibility must be imposed on boat hire companies, both in relation to weather information, safety equipment on board and the boats themselves," NSSR information chief Ingvar Johnsen said.On Monday 40 foreign kayakers got into trouble in the Geiranger fjord when the wind suddenly turned. Two capsized, but the paddlers were...
  • Right-wing advances (Norway)

    08/29/2005 5:29:10 AM PDT · by franksolich · 5 replies · 390+ views
    Aftenposten ^ | August 29, 2005 | not specified
    The front-running Labor Party slipped a bit and the political right surged forward as Norway's national election draws nearer.Labor fell back 2.7 percent points to a still dominant 30.7 percent showing in the latest political party survey from MMI, carried out for NRK (Norwegian Broadcasting) and newspaper Dagbladet.Labor allies in the likely 'red-green' alliance, the Socialist Left Party (SV) and the Center Party (Sp), ended up contributing the same: SV down 1.2 points to 13.1 and Sp up 1.2 to 7.9.The red-green coalition would still have a parliamentary majority of 90 seats if this poll reflected an election.The Conservative Party...