Bison Calf

This bison calf was born May 27. The calves turn from auburn to dark brown and their hump and horns start to grow a few months after birth.

The bison herd at the Simmons Wildlife Safari Park near Ashland, Nebraska, grew by one this spring, officials announced Monday.

Visitors to the drive-through park can see an auburn-colored calf, born May 27, with its mother and the 31 other bison that roam the park.

Bison calves turn dark brown a few months after birth, the same time their characteristic hump and horns start to grow, the park said in a statement.

The Lee G. Simmons Conservation Park and Wildlife Safari is home to a range of North American wildlife, and since its opening in 1998 has worked to conserve bison and educate the public on the challenges facing the species.

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