Driving to Denver International Airport can often times feel like a chore. If it isn't the traffic making the commute longer it's the vast openness, but there could be an exciting change coming. Officials at Denver Airport have been in conversation with Rocky Mountain Arsenal National Wildlife Refuge to allow Wild Bison to roam on 200 acres of airport property. The Denver Post shows reports that the current refuges herd stand at 122 bison, this is a record high for this herd that has been rebuilding since it was severely damaged from hunting. The have 18 calves this year and will be importing about 25 to this current herd.
The next time you are driving up Pena Boulevard to DIA on your next adventure, keep an eye out for these beautiful animals that may be closer than you'd think.
Picture Credit: Austin Humphreys/The Coloradoan