The three young bulls donated by Ted Turner to be introduced into the Texas Bison Herd at the Caprock Canyon State Park. (Photo courtesy of Chester Hawkins, Texas Parks and Wildlife Department.)
It’s a match made in heaven. Or at least in the Texas Panhandle.
Three young bison bulls were donated by media tycoon Ted Turner from his New Mexico herd. They will be introduced into the Texas Bison Herd at the Caprock Canyon State Park next summer, in hopes they will provide much needed genetic diversity.
The Texas Bison Herd originated in the late 1800s with five bison calves captured by famed cattleman Charles Goodnight. The herd was donated to the state in 1997 and moved to the park. More information about the herd is available from http://www.tpwd.state.tx.us/expltx/eft/bison/ .
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