By Associated Press - Saturday, March 5, 2016

DENVER (AP) - Denver Parks and Recreation officials have auctioned off about 25 yearling bison calves from the city’s two famous herds.

One of the calves fetched $2,500 from a Buena Vista rancher, bringing the total auction to $48,000. The money will be used to provide food and veterinary services for the remaining stock of nearly 60 animals.

According to the Denver Post ( ), the Parks and Recreation Department says maintaining the herd is part of an effort to help preserve the bison, which were nearly wiped out in the 1880s.


Information from: The Denver Post,

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