Sunday update: Baby bison

**Updated Sunday, April 16, 7:49 p.m.**

Despite around-the-clock care by FESS Site Services staff and the herd veterinarian, the premature baby bison sadly passed away today. Thanks to FESS for their tireless efforts in caring for the baby since Wednesday. Further updates on the herd will be posted on Fermilab at Work.

**Updated Friday, April 14, 12:45 p.m.**

Additional photos have been posted at the bottom of this article.

**Updated Friday, April 14, 11:05 a.m.**

The baby bison will continue to be bottle-fed in the barn throughout the weekend and an update will be posted on Monday. Photos of the baby appear at the bottom of this article.

**Updated Friday, April 14, 9:20 a.m.**

The baby bison continued to eat and drink throughout last night and this morning. He is gaining strength and can now stand and walk on his own. Further updates will appear here as they are available.

Published Thursday, April 13

The first baby bison of 2017 was born on Wednesday, April 12. The baby, born prematurely and unable to stand on its own, remains under close watch by Cleo Garcia, FESS Site Services, and a veterinarian. FESS employees have been hand feeding the baby calf formula around the clock and helping him to stand.

As of today, Thursday, the baby is able to stand with assistance. He is located out-of-sight inside of the barn to keep him sheltered and comfortable. Please refrain from visiting the bison barn area at this time and respect the Fermilab employees providing baby bison care.

Updates on the bison’s status will be posted on Fermilab at Work. If you receive calls or questions from the media, please refer them to the Office of Communication, ext. 3351.

Questions? Contact Deb Sebastian in the Office of Communication.

Sheryl Westwood, FESS Site Services, feeding the baby bison on Thursday. Photo credit: Reidar Hahn, Fermilab

Sheryl Westwood, FESS Site Services, feeding the baby bison on Thursday. Photo credit: Reidar Hahn, Fermilab

Baby bison resting in the barn on Wednesday. Photo credit: Reidar Hahn, Fermilab

Baby bison resting in the barn on Wednesday. Photo credit: Reidar Hahn, Fermilab

Baby bison in the barn. Photo credit: Dave Shemanske, Fermilab

Baby bison resting comfortably in the barn. Photo credit: Dave Shemanske, Fermilab