Why These Bison in California Were Put on Birth Control
A rocky outpost off the coast of Los Angeles, Santa Catalina Island was originally home to exactly zero bison. In 1924, however, when the island was owned by William Wrigley Jr. of chewing gum fame, a film crew imported 14 buffalo for a movie shoot.
The 'Airport in the Sky' on Catalina Island, California
The Catalina airport got its name “Airport in the Sky,” because it was built at an elevation of 1,600 feet above sea level at the highest point on the island ... If eating a buffalo doesn’t appeal to you, there are many other interesting selections ...
Catalina Island Bison Going on Birth Control
Bison on Santa Catalina Island are getting the Planned Parenthood treatment. The animals, commonly called American buffalo, are starting birth control ... The heard peaked around 600 members, and as of 2003, there were about 350 bison on the island ...
Santa Catalina Island: Twenty Six Miles Across The Sea
The scenes of the island were cut. But there are now some 200 buffalo roaming the interior ... these "twenty-six miles across the sea" is via Catalina Express, which departs from three Southern California bases. The high-speed boats make the trip in ...
A Southern California Island Vacation in Catalina
Santa Catalina Island is one of those places most Californians know about, but many have never been. Just 22 miles off the coast of Southern California ... Every Friday, Saturday and Sunday night, there’s an hour-long organ concert before the movie ...