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Baby Bison

Friday, July 15, 2011 9:21am
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In mid-2010, all five female Bison at Monarto Zoo were introduced to our breeding bull in the off-limits area. They were then put back onto exhibit at the end of the year, making August the latest due date for possible calves.

On Tuesday 5th July, Monarto had its first, much anticipated Bison calf birth. It was noted that a female was off on her own in the early morning and at 1.30pm the Visitor Centre called with a report from the bus driver that the suspected female was in labour.

She gave birth to a healthy female calf at approximately 3.30pm. The calf got a quick clean and was on all fours in no time.

Bison have not been bred at Monarto since 2003 so this a very exciting time for keepers and the Bison herd.

Tash
Ungulate Keeper, Monarto Zoo

Comments

Welcome to the wonderful world of ZoosSA little one.

Look forward to seeing you xo
Posted By: Jo Nykiel on Thursday, July 21, 2011 1:00pm

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