For the first time in over 100 years, Alaska has a wild population of wood bison. On Friday, 100 bison were set free in Shageluk, Alaska by the Alaska Department of Fish and Game. The species was thought to be extinct until a small herd was discovered in in Canada in 1957. The release last week represented years of work to bring the animals back to Alaska.
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