Fermilab welcomes buffalo fans

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The Department of Energy’s Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory invites buffalo fans to visit its herd of about 50 buffalo, including 16 young animals born since April 12. At the current level of security (“yellow alert”), visitors may come to Fermilab’s Pine Street entrance and receive a Buffalo Viewing Pass. The pass allows unescorted visitors to drive to the buffalo pasture to view the herd. Driving is restricted to selected roads leading to and from the buffalo pasture. Bicyclists currently are allowed access to the site without the need for a pass.

The Buffalo Viewing Pass allows everybody, especially families with small children, to get easily to the pasture where the young buffalo run around under the watchful eyes of “Mom and Dad Buffalo.” This spring, Fermilab expects the birth of 25 buffalo babies.

Visitors must use the Pine Street entrance to obtain the Buffalo Viewing Pass, and access is granted from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m., seven days a week. There is no fee. For up-to-date site access restrictions and other information call 630-840-3351 during business hours.

To learn more about Fermilab’s buffalo, please visit our Web site at www.fnal.gov/pub/about/campus/ecology/wildlife/bison.html.

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