23 bison were reintroduced at El Uno Ecological Reserve in November of 2009, a donation of the Wind Cave National Park, South Dakota.
Bison in South Dakota: 23 bison were reintroduced at El Uno Ecological Reserve in November of 2009, a donation of the Wind Cave National Park, South Dakota. © Dave Lauridsen
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