Bronx Zoo welcomes new bison calf

The Bronx Zoo is welcoming a new addition to the family after a purebred bison calf was born.The calf is the first purebred bison born

THE BRONX - The Bronx Zoo is welcoming a new addition to the family after a purebred bison calf was born.

The calf is the first purebred bison born through scientific techniques. Zookeepers say purebred bison are rare due to interbreeding with cattle.

"Our hope is to continue this program with the goal of establishing a breeding herd of genetically pure bison here at the zoo, and offspring from that herd would then be used to establish restoration herds out west," said Patrick Thomas.

The calf is currently being held in private captivity with its mother and remains away from the public's view.

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Trending Video

At least seven alleged gang member were arrested 1 7 arrested after gang takedown in the Bronx
The incident happened on Feb. 17, on Burnside 2 Man accused of robbing livery driver in the Bronx
Police say Keith Wright was escorted out of 3 Bronx bishop faces assault charge
National Be Humble Day encourages people to go 4 Word on the Street: Be Humble Day
5 VIDEO: NY Doll Collection showcases new line of dolls for spring

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Features

Sorry to interrupt...

Your first 5 are free

Access to News12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service Electric℠ video customers.

Please enjoy 5 complimentary views to articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.

LOGIN SUBSCRIBE