If all goes well, they'll be in the wild in two years!:
The state Department of Fish and Game cleared a major hurdle in its 15-year-old effort to restore wood bison in the state when it trucked 53 of the beasts into Alaska from a national park in Canada last week.
The bison, which arrived June 19, are being held in pens at the Alaska Conservation Wildlife Center, a big game farm south of Anchorage, where they will remain under quarantine for at least two years to ensure they are disease free before being released into the wild.
We got them into the state, which is a huge step, said Cathie Harms with the Alaska Department of Fish and Game in Fairbanks........