First Baby of Spring!
1.5 Min Video –
Spring is for babies! Our first baby of 2020 is a Wood Bison, born Sunday, May 3. Executive Director, Jake, was in the right place at the right time with a spotting scope and camera to share this footage of the bison calf within its first hour of life.
The calf is shaky on its legs as one of the young herd members comes to investigate. That comes as some surprise, and causes Mom to step in to offer support. Bison mothers are very protective, so generally, we want to view them from a distance. We’ll update once we can get close enough to identify if the calf is a boy or girl.
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Jake Paleczny is passionate about interpretation and education. He gained his interpretative expertise from a decade of work in Ontario’s provincial parks in addition to a Masters in Museum Studies from the University of Toronto. His interests also extend into the artistic realm, with a Bachelor of Music from the University of Western Ontario and extensive experience in galleries and museums.