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Where the Bison Roam

Premiered October 12-14, 2005

It is survival by thermal area! An active heat source in parts of Yellowstone National Park creates a high concentration of thermal features, influencing the habitat of the park’s wildlife. This wilderness drama focuses on the migration of a young bison in a snow-bound Yellowstone landscape, and explores why the park’s thermal areas offer both critical winter habitat and dire hazards. Animations and illustrations bring the program to life, while video clips feature discussions of the park’s wildlife and stunning scenes of Yellowstone in the winter.

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    The Yellowstone Ministry of Mysteries tracks a young bison and discusses how she is affected by the park’s thermal areas.


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    Where the Bison Roam title page
    A lone bison stands in a dusty field.
    National Science Foundation logo. Visit the NSF website. This material is based on work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant No.0307709
    Yellowstone Park Foundation logo. Visit the Foundation's website. Funding for this trip was provided by generous grants to the Yellowstone Park Foundation.