This bison calf has no idea how special it is

by Bob Truman on April 26, 2017

in Animal tracks & sightings, Banff, Bears

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Banff National Park posted this birth announcement regarding the first bison calf to be born in Banff’s backcountry in over 140 years…

Introducing Calf #1
Born Earth Day, 2017 (April 22)
Proud offspring of Cow #10 and first bison born in the Banff National Park backcountry in 140 years
Mother and calf doing well

image: Adam Ziervogel

Read more First Bison born in Banff National Park

This Yellowstone bear is happy to be awake…


We’re not the only ones getting snow every day. This photo is from Yellowstone and was just posted(April 26).

Bison in Yellowstone on April 26, 2017. Photo by Steve Rupno

{ 2 comments… read them below or add one }

1 stephen vermeulen April 27, 2017 at 1:45 pm

I look forward to seeing one of Chuck’s reports go something like: “had to ski around a bear sleeping in the tracks and then while looking over my shoulder ran into a heard of bison…”

Meeting the Pocaterra Moose on the trail is one thing, a whole heard of bison would be something else!


2 Alf Skrastins April 26, 2017 at 10:11 pm

This sounds like the Parks Canada version of “Alternate Facts”. Am I the only ones that remembers the herd of bison in the “Buffalo Paddock” at the base of Mt. Cascade. Anyone driving by on the Trans-Canada Highway could see that there were new-born bison in Banff National Park, until 1997, when the bison were moved out of Banff Park. The only difference this time is that the enclosed “buffalo paddock” is in the Panther Valley, rather than in the Bow Valley.


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