A bison arrival the Rough Rider would have loved

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Chicago Tribune Headline: "Wild bison's birth in Illinois offers dose of optimism"

 

The wild bison, majestic beast,

Is back on our prairies. A few, at least.

30 were brought to Nachusa last fall

On 3, 500 acres in all.

And what's even better a new calf was born

On Illinois soil, more famous for corn.

So across the Mississippi, we welcome the calf

And old Teddy Roosevelt has the last laugh.

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Filed under: conservation

Tags: Lee County, Nachusa

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