01 May 2012 Baby Bison are Born at Fort Peck Posted by: Brian Bovard | 4 comments | Share: Photo Courtesy of Fort Peck Journal In some happy news, some of the genetically pure bison that were transferred to the Fort Peck Indian Reservation last month have become proud parents. As of today 13 newborns were reported among the herd with more reportedly expected soon. According to the story in the Great Falls Tribune, the herd has taken to the newborns immediately and is doing a good job protecting them by huddling around them, keeping them close and not letting them drift too far away. “The birth of the first bison calf at Fort Peck Reservation is the next positive step in wild bison restoration to the Great Plains with a new generation of pure bison starting their lives,” said Jonathan Proctor, Defenders’ Rocky Mountain region representative. Photo Courtesy of Fort Peck Journal Thanks to all our Defenders supporters for all your actions and donations that helped bring these wild bison home! Read the full success story. Learn more about what Defenders is doing to help bison. You can check out Fort Peck Journal’s Facebook Page for more baby bison photos as they become available. 4 Responses to “Baby Bison are Born at Fort Peck” Karen Uyeno May 12th, 2012 Yea for the Fort Peck bison! Thirteen newborns and more on the way! What a success story! Kris July 7th, 2012 YAY!!!!! Sooooooo cute! On the way back to 80 million! peace4crows September 17th, 2012 Yeehaw… This story is music to my ears!!!! “LONG LIVE THE BEAUTIFUL BISON!” Pollyana Harmon November 21st, 2012 What a pleasant and very very welcome news, finally the bison have a place of their own, that is just wonderful. I look forward to seeing hundreds and thousands more in the near future. Post Your Comment Click here to cancel reply. Name (required) Mail (required) (will not be published) You May also be interested in Senate Wakes Up to Climate Change…At Least Some of Them Tonight more than 20 senators will be taking over the Senate floor to pull an all-nighter to “wake up” Congress to climate change. Wolf Weekly Wrap-Up Helicopter gunning kills 23 wolves in Idaho; Urge Secretary Jewell to abandon gray wolf delisting proposal — Call your representative by March 14; Washington wildlife agency urged to end support for abolishing federal wolf protections; The latest on Governor Otter’s wolf control board. Two Too Many Development Projects in the Ivanpah Valley While these projects most definitely directly impact a species that has been identified as threatened and is dependent on the habitat where they would be built, Silver State South and Stateline’s approval is most troubling for a bigger reason. You see, this isn’t just an issue for the Ivanpah Valley. Developers and agencies need to be conscious of how and where they plan energy projects all across the country. They need to look at renewable energy planning with a landscape-wide lens, understanding that building in the right places and making an effort to minimize environmental impacts from the start are essential.