This story contains actual bison, not the NDSU Bison. Although we do write about them a lot, this is not an NDSU story.

This week at Theodore Roosevelt National Park, a total of 225 bison were rounded up to be tested for disease. Officials are hoping this will improve the long-term health of the bison herds. They were then tagged for identification purposes and released back into the park.

Some of the bison, generally the younger of the herds, will be divided up and given to various groups, such as the National Buffalo Museum in Jamestown and American Indian tribes. The youngest of the herds are removed so that genetic diversity in the older ranks may be preserved. Herd reductions also keep the grass in the park from being over-grazed.

Source: The Daily Progress