30 wood bisons have been released on a free pasture on November 23 in the area Tympynay of the Gorny ulus. The party of bisons is released to natural habitat as an experiment.
"In the Year of ecology it is decided to make experimental release of a forest bisons’ party to natural habitat. Steady snow cover will allow for easier tracking of herd’s movements, at the same time employees of nursery will continue to feed up bisons. Thanks to it we expect to keep animals at first in a certain territory under observation of experts" — Yakutia’s minister of nature protection Sakhamin Afanasyev said.
Bisons were delivered to Yakutia from Canada in 2006. Today the total number of bisons in the republic is more than 170 species, 88 of which were born in Yakutia.