Playgroup visits the bison and asks, “Why do the bison keep having babies?”

On Wednesday, May 16, Playgroup and some new friends visited the bison barn. We saw the new baby bison had an opportunity to ask Mr. Cleo Garcia, the bison herdsman, about the bison. Some of the questions asked were: 

  • How big are the baby bison now? (Bigger than you!)
  • How do the bison stay warm in the winter? (They have thick fur.)
  • Why do the bison always have babies? (So they don’t go extinct.)

Madison Pearce, 4 years old, was amazed that the baby bison could walk. She told us that she could not walk when she was a baby, although she can now, because she is “a grown-up.”

Playgroup said good-bye to the bison and headed over to Kuhn Barn where we had a potluck meal and made bison puppets.

Playgroup meets every Wednesday and everyone is welcome! Visit http://get-connected.fnal.gov/Playgroup or contact Jessica Jensen for more information. From our website, you can sign up for our listserv to stay up to date about Playgroup and family-friendly events and activities.

Join us this Wednesday as we plant the children’s garden in the Village. The flyer has details.

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  • Children learn all about the lives of bison. Photo: Jessica Jensen
    Children learn all about the lives of bison. Photo: Jessica Jensen