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Ted Turner Offers Donation Of Bison To Boulder

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Ted Turner (credit: AP)

Ted Turner (credit: AP)

BOULDER, Colo. (AP) – Media mogul, philanthropist and rancher Ted Turner has offered to donate 20 buffalo worth a total of about $20,000 to the city of Boulder that could be viewed along U.S. 36.

The Daily Camera reports the CNN founder, City Councilman George Karakehian and Ted’s Montana Grill CEO George McKerrow Jr. announced the offer Friday.

Karakehian says open space officials haven’t picked a specific spot for the herd yet.

City open space director Mike Patton says he’ll have to study liability and safety issues and see if a lessee is interested in managing the herd first. Turner says the city and community members would have to raise funds for managing the herd.

Turner has donated the last couple of buffalo that have served as the University of Colorado football team’s mascot.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press.  All Rights Reserved.)

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