Wood Bison

At the Preserve

Our collection:

2 . 12 . 1
Male Female Young

Our Habitat:

38.9
Acres

Photos from the Preserve:

Articles from the Preserve:

Grassland Habitats – Yukon Wildlife Preserve

10 min read -The Yukon Wildlife Preserve features eleven iconic northern animal species, but if you look closely at each of the three primary habitats on the Preserve you’ll see many more species than "only" eleven. The three primary habitats include: grasslands,...

First Baby of Spring!

1.5 Min Video -  Spring is for babies!  Our first baby of 2020 is a Wood Bison, born Sunday, May 3.  Executive Director, Jake, was in the right place at the right time with a spotting scope and camera to share this footage of the bison calf within its first hour of...

Wild Spring Adventure!

6 minute read (and/or) watch the video!Spring is the sign of new life! It’s the circle of life intertwined and flourishing from increased sunlight. It’s a time of birds migrating. Some, like swans, stop only a short time on their way to nesting grounds further north;...

Wandering Wood Bison

7 minute read - "Winter Is Here" series continues with the true behemoth of the north - Wood Bison!  At first glance, the Wood Bison (Bison bison athabascae) seems to be ill-suited to live in the far North.  Especially when we think about its Southern cousin, the...

Bison are BIG Eaters

3 min Video The Preserve's Wood Bison herd eats a lot of food! They're fed pellets and hay on a regular basis, but in summer they also graze through their38 acre habitat. Animal Care Staff feed the Bison two buckets of pellets every day once a day. Bison can run...

Resources

General Overviews

Wood Bison Recovery Plan in Canada

The Yukon’s wood bison herd was a part of a nation wide effort to bolster the dwindling populations of wood bison across Canada. 

 

Yukon Specific

Wood Bison Recovery Plan in Canada

The Yukon’s wood bison herd was a part of a nation wide effort to bolster the dwindling populations of wood bison across Canada. 

At Home on the Frozen Range

This page explores the reintroduction of wood bison in the Aishihik area and talks with senior wildlife biologist with Environment Yukon, Tom Jung.

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Box 20191
Whitehorse, Yukon
Y1A 7A2

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