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Bison escape Buffaloland Park in Milltown Cross after fence cut, according to park management

Bison were spotted roaming the streets of Milltown Cross, P.E.I., Sunday night, after someone cut the fence of their enclosure at Buffaloland Park according to park management.

'It was cut, that's for sure. It was a very straight cut from top to bottom, so it's a man-made cut'

The bison are now back in their enclosure after nearby residents helped herd them off the nearby roads. (CBC)

Buffalo, or bison as they are more properly called, were spotted roaming the streets of Milltown Cross, P.E.I., Sunday night, after someone cut the fence of their enclosure at Buffaloland Park, according to park management.

Max Wang, president of Moonlight International Foundation, the non-profit group that manages the park, said he received a call around 9:30 p.m. to let him know bison had escaped.

The bison escaped onto the streets of Milltown Cross after the fence of their enclosure was cut says park management. (Jade Alicia Lundrigan/Facebook)

With the help of people living in the area, Wang estimates approximately 20 bison were herded back into their enclosure and the fence was temporarily fixed.

"It was cut, that's for sure. It was a very straight cut from top to bottom, so it's a man-made cut," said Wang.

Max Wang says the fence was definitely cut. (CBC)

Wang said he doesn't know who would have cut the fence or why. He said police were on scene, and are investigating.

Cpl. Scott Stevenson with RCMP confirmed police were on the scene Sunday evening, but he said they did not receive a complaint of damage to property and don't have an active investigation.

"The important thing is all the buffalo are back and everyone worked together, and I really appreciate all those people right now," said Wang.

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