A herd of bison will be moved from the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center in Portage Valley, Alaska, to Shageluk, Alaska, in specially built “bison boxes,” which will be loaded onto a Lynden Transport commercial version of a C-130. The bison boxes are large containers which can hold seven of the huge animals – they are being built by metalworking firm, Steelfab. The containers allow 30.5 inches of space for the animals to move side-to-side. The Alaska Department of Fish and Game is moving 100 of the animals this month to reintroduce them to the wild. About 25 of the cows are pregnant. Once they’re in Shageluk, the bison will be kept in a fenced area until they have acclimated to their new home and climate.
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