First wild bison calves born at Banff National Park; JoInfo


Canada – Canadian Rocky Mountain Parks

Conservationists at Banff National Park in Canada’s Rocky Mountains are celebrating three very special birthdays this week.

For the first time in over 140 years tiny bison calves will be grazing on the rocky slopes of the UNESCO World Heritage Site. This little calf was born on Saturday in the Panther Valley area followed by two other calves, Joinfo.com reports with reference to RCI Net.

For thousands of years, vast herds of plains bison roamed the Great Plains and the eastern slopes of the Rocky Mountains. But the majestic animals were driven to near extinction by overhunting in the second half of the 19th century.

In 1897, Banff National Park (then Rocky Mountains Park) protected some of the few remaining wild bison left in North America as a display herd.

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