Saving the Tallgrass Prairie
One Bison at a Time

Confronting the spread of a deadly disease among the bison at Tallgrass Prairie Preserve may save herds across the country.

Thirsty for more? Quench your craving and go behind the scenes with this bonus section!

Staff take a break durin the Tallgrass Prairie Preserve emergency spring roundup in 2014. By Morgan Heim.

Meet the Team

Meet the faces of the Tallgrass Prairie Preserve and learn how they contributed to saving the bison.

Bison at the Tallgrass Prairie Preserve. By Morgan Heim.

Challenges of Emergency Spring Roundup

From timid newborn calves to feisty bulls and rugged terrain, implementing a roundup for 2,500 bison during warm spring days was quite the challenge.

Bison calf at Tallgrass Prairie Preserve. By Katie Hawk.

The Resilient Calves of 2014

The newborns of 2014 were the youngest calves at Tallgrass Prairie Preserve to experience a roundup. Meet these bouncing, bundles of joy.

Staff work bison in the corrals of the Tallgrass Prairie Preserve emergency spring roundup in 2014. By Morgan Heim.

At the Corrals

See how bison are herded through the corrals and receive their health checkup and inoculations.

	Kevin Chouteau and Tony Brown utilize paintball guns to mark bulls darted with the vaccine at the emergency spring roundup. By Katie Hawk.

Vaccinating Bulls with Darts

Not all bison made it to the corrals for vaccinations in spring 2014. Stubborn bulls were left to roam free and were later darted with the vaccine. This was the first time staff have utilized this technique.

Bison at the Tallgrass Prairie Preserve. By Morgan Heim.

How are the Bison Doing Now?

It's been a long two years for the bison at the Tallgrass Prairie Preserve. Get a glimpse of how well the bison are recovering and enjoying the tall grasses that grow and water that flows of Osage County.


Saving the Tallgrass Prairie One Bison at a Time

 

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