The buffalo at Wainwright are increasing so rapidly that we can scarcely keep them inside the fences. We have about eight thousand there to-day. We have killed a great many of the older animals, but we have had difficulty in marketing the meat and even in selling the hides. TVe are taking the yearlings up to a park in the north to see whether we can increase the numbers of the animals by creating a herd in that northern, territory.
health of the buffalo in Wainwright park? Are they suffering from disease of any kind?
Mr. STEWART (Argenteuil). In slaughtering the animals we have found some of the older ones showing pretty strong traces of tuberculosis, but not much evidence of that disease has been found in the younger animals. But they are getting so congested that we are fearful of disease breaking out among them.
It is a very thick hide. It can be stripped and reduced in weight, but still, when manufactured it is much heavier than the ordinary fur coats that are sold nowadays on the market. The old days of the sleigh robe are gone.