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New addition to Fermilab’s bison herd arrives

This article appeared in Fermilab Today on April 23, 2014.

This spring's first bison baby was born on April 20. Photo: Reidar Hahn

This spring’s first bison baby was born on April 20. Photo: Reidar Hahn

Spring has finally arrived, and with it, the newest addition to the Fermilab community.

On Sunday, April 20, Fermilab welcomed the first new calf of the year to its herd of American bison, commonly known as buffalo. At least a dozen more calves are expected this spring.

View more photos of the new calf.

Everybody, especially families with small children, is welcome to come to the pasture where the young buffalo run around under the watchful eyes of “mom and dad bison.”

Visitors can enter the Fermilab site through the Pine Street entrance in Batavia or the Batavia Road entrance in Warrenville. Admission is free, but you will need a valid photo ID to enter the site. Summer hours are from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., seven days a week.

To learn more about Fermilab’s bison, please visit our website on the bison herd.

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