Highland Wildlife Park Welcomes Baby Bison

Posted By : The Animal Facts Editorial Team

Date: September 23, 2020 11:59 pm

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The bison calf which has been born at the Highland Wildlife Park

Photo Credit: Sarah Sutton/RZSS 

Highland Wildlife Park in Scotland has celebrated the arrival of a European Bison Calf. The bison calf born in July is a male.

Becky Pink, animal keeper at Highland Wildlife Park said, “We were so happy to see mum Isla and dad Tomek welcome a calf earlier this year. Our new arrival is doing well and can be spotted running around with the herd in our main reserve.”

bison calf highland wildlife park

The bison calf which has been born at the Highland Wildlife Park

Photo Credit: Sarah Sutton/RZSS 

“We have a tradition of naming our bison after Scottish glens and will be choosing the youngster’s name in the coming weeks,” continue Becky.

The European bison is similar in appearance to the American bison but they are smaller in size. They have been brought back from extinction after going in extinct in 1927. At that point 54 individuals remained in zoos and these have been reintroduced across Europe.

bison calf highland wildlife park

The bison calf which has been born at the Highland Wildlife Park

Photo Credit: Sarah Sutton/RZSS 

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Becky added, “We currently have one of the largest European bison herds in the UK and they play an important role in supporting reintroduction efforts for the species in mainland Europe.

“Last year, two of our females were released in Northern Spain with one giving birth earlier this year.

“We’re all really excited about our new arrival and it is fantastic to be able to welcome visitors to meet him too,” finished Becky.

bison calf highland wildlife park

The bison calf which has been born at the Highland Wildlife Park

Photo Credit: Sarah Sutton/RZSS 

Learn more about the Highland Wildlife Park on their website – Highland Wildlife Park

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