‘Made-in-Banff’ bison calves born in the backcountry for first time in 140 years

The latest milestone in Banff National Park

‘Made-in-Banff’ bison calves born in the backcountry for first time in 140 years

Three bison babies have been born in the backcountry of Banff National Park — the first calves conceived in the area in more than 140 years. It’s the latest milestone in Banff National Park after 16 plains bison from Elk Island National Park were reintroduced into the area in February 2017.
“They’re doing great, they are up and around and nursing, and doing really well,” said Bill Hunt, manager of resource conservation with Banff National Park. “If we’re really lucky, we’ll have six more born as well this year.

“These are the first made-in-Banff bison.”