First bison of spring is born

This year’s first bison baby was born on April 25. Photo: Reidar Hahn

We welcome the newest addition to the Fermilab community.

On Saturday, April 25, Fermilab welcomed the first new calf of the year to its herd of American bison. About 12 more calves are expected this spring.

Everybody, especially families with small children, is welcome to come to the pasture where the young bison run around under the watchful eyes of “mom and dad bison.”

Visitors can enter the Fermilab site through the Pine Street entrance in Batavia or the Batavia Road entrance in Warrenville. Admission is free, but you will need a valid photo ID to enter the site. Summer hours are from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., seven days a week.

To learn more about Fermilab’s bison, please visit our website on the bison herd.