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Yellowstone Bison Relocation Could Resume

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Yellowstone National Park could resume relocating bison after scientists said non-infected animals can be safely removed and used to start new herds. 

The results from a seven-year study say the bison can be moved without transmitting diseases to cattle.

Efforts for Yellowstone to relocate the park's surplus of bison have stalled because of livestock industry opposition.

About half of Yellowstone's bison have been exposed to brucellosis.

The disease causes pregnant animals to abort their young.

Hundreds of Yellowstone bison could be slaughtered this winter under a state-federal agreement that calls for maintaining about 3,000 bison in the park.

There were 4,600 counted last summer.

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