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Baby Bison Introduced at Australian Zoo

The Taronga Western Plains Zoo, located in Dubbo, New South Wales, Australia (400 km northwest of Sydney), recently announced the birth of a bison calf.  Born to parents Shashone and Cherokee Bob, the yet-to-be-named calf is healthy and growing strong.

Newborn bison calves have a reddish, light brown coat and lack the distinctive hump of the adult bison. They begin turning brown and developing the hump after a few months.

For more information about bison, see Animal Fact Guide’s article: American Bison.

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