Adopt A Yellowstone National Park Bison For The Holidays

A $50 donation will land you this 12-inch tall plush bison and help underwrite wildlife research in Yellowstone National Park.

Hiding a Yellowstone National Park bison under the Christmas tree or in a year-end gift box isn't exactly easy, but it can be done through the Yellowstone Park Foundation. Kind of.

For $50 the non-profit foundation will send you a 12-inch tall plush bison, and use the money to help fund wildlife research projects such as the park's Wildlife Health Program, which is studying diseases in bison, elk, bats, and other native species.

If you wish, the foundation will even send the package directly to your gift recipient, along with the “Adoption Certificate” personalized with your honoree’s name. You'll also receive an educational fact sheet with color photographs of Yellowstone bison.

To order one (or more), visit this page on the foundation's website.

Please order early. Delivery date cannot be guaranteed. Animal adoption packages are shipped via First Class/Priority Mail and may take up to two weeks to arrive based on processing time and USPS estimated delivery time. US shipping only.

Comments

If my bison is hazed into Brogan or Stephens Creek and tests positive for Brucelosis and is sent to the meat market can I get my money back? Or is my Bison replaced with another one? Oh wait, sorry, they're plush toys...my bad.
Actually a cute idea. Should be a popular program for the park.

I received a Bison and Certificate for Valentines Day. I was so excited ripping open the envelope because I knew it was from Yellowstone. This was the best gift! I never expected it! Great idea.

Readers should be encouraged to learn what Yellowstone NP officials are NOT doing to
protect and perpetuate remnant wild bison populations:
Please Visit: http://www.buffalofieldcampaign.org

Allowing neighboring madcow ranchers to promote killing bison needs to be challenged
especially when exotic cows & sheep introduced diseases, and trashed the native vegetation, not the native FRAGMENTED wild BISON of the YELLOWSTONE ECOSYSTEM.

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Last Words

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~Henry David Thoreau

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Media & Outreach
Buffalo Field Campaign
P.O. Box 957
West Yellowstone, MT 59758
406-646-0070
bfc-media@wildrockies.org
http://www.buffalofieldcampaign.org

BFC is the only group working in the field every day
in defense of the last wild buffalo population in the U.S.

As a followup Reference to the Research showing all lines of evidence indicate that Brucellosis
was introduced into North American Bison via exotic cattle probably before 1917:


http://links.jstor.org/sici?sici=0888-8892%28199409%298%3A3%3C645%3AOTOOBI%3E2.0.CO%3B2-U
Conservation Biology
is currently published by Blackwell Publishing.

Therefore, the eradication effort needs to be directed at Western Cattle Ranchers and their diseased herds as the source and
origin of the disease; it is time to Defend Wild Bison from an industry which refuses to "Clean-up its own Act" as the origin of
Brucellosis including the threat of madcow disease !