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 7 young animals born since late March. Visitors may come to Fermilab’s Pine Street entrance and show a driver’s license to enter, then continue down pine road 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.

Everybody, especially families with small children, are welcome to come to the pasture where the young buffalo run around under the watchful eyes of “Mom and Dad Buffalo.”

Access is granted from 8 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.

Fermilab is a national laboratory funded by the Office of Science of the U.S. Department of Energy, operated by Universities Research Association, Inc.