Bison Die of Anthrax in. National Park

Tuesday, August 26, 2008 at 14:50



Officials with the Prince Albert National Park are trying to reassure the public the discovery of 13 dead bison is no cause for alarm.


The carcasses were found in a remote south-western corner of the park ten to 14 days ago.


Tests confirm several of the animals died from anthrax.


Resource conservation supervisor Norm Stolle (STOLL-ee) says the animals were wild game, and not part of a herd.


He stresses this type of anthrax is the naturally-occurring strain, but officials have still closed off the west-side trail and Amyot lake loop until further notice.


The carcasses are being burned to prevent the disease from spreading to any more animals.