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Custer State Park sees first bison calf of season

Baby bison calf at SD's Custer State Park
Photo courtesy of Custer State Park's Facebook page.

CUSTER, S.D. (AP) — The first bison calf of the season has been born in Custer State Park.

KELO-TV reports that the calf was born Wednesday. It's the first of 475 calves expected to be born at the park this year.

About 450 calves were born in the park last year. The average number of births in the past five years has been about 425.

This year's calves will grow the park's herd to about 1,450 bison.

The prime calving season runs from mid-April through mid-May.

Welcome to the world, little one. 🌎❤️We are very excited to announce that our first calf of the year was born this morning! #HiFromSD #SDInTheField #DiscoverBlackHills

Posted by Custer State Park on Wednesday, March 31, 2021
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Dean Welte

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