BANFF, Alta. - Parks Canada says a third bull bison has wandered out of Banff National Park.
A herd of wild plains bison has been free to roam a 1,200 square-kilometre area in the backcountry for the past year as part of a pilot project to determine whether they can be restored in the country's first national park.
Blair Fyten, a human-wildlife conflict specialist with Parks Canada, said they got a report on Aug. 1 that one of the animals had left the park.
"On Aug. 2 and 3, Parks Canada resource conservation staff took immediate action to investigate the report using aerial searches, ground patrols and remote cameras," he said during a conference call Friday afternoon.
Fyten said they received another report from a member of the public on Aug. 4 and kept searching...Read More