In August 2009, I was lucky to visit Canadian wood bisons roaming on the territory of farm in the area of Lena Pillars National Park by the Buotama River. They were transferred in April 2006. See the above pics. By the time of my visit there were already 39 species (26 four-year-old and 13 calves). Right now the first transferred herd expanded to 47 species. With yesterday’s arrived bisons, the total quantity became 77.

YAKUTSK, March 21, 2011 — Today ALROSA Airlines’ cargo plane delivered 30 wood bison (10 males, 20 females) at Yakutsk Airport in Russia’s Siberian region of Yakutia from Edmonton, Canada. Direct flight lasted 8 hours. The plane landed at Yakutsk Airport at 01.00 pm. The temperature was -5C. Many officials and mass media representatives met the IL 76 cargo plane with Canadian buffaloes. Further, please, see more info, photos and video.

Yesterday on — English Yakutia facebook page (so, please, follow us on it as well) I have already broken the news about our Yakutian ice sculptors’ victory in the 2011 ice carving competition at “Ice on Whyte” Ice Sculpture Festival in Edmonton, Alberta/Canada. Now I am going to repeat it again: Woo hoo! Artists of Yakutia, Fedor Makarov and Alexei Andreev, won the ice sculptures competition in Canada! So proud of our fellows!