01 May 2012 Baby Bison are Born at Fort Peck Posted by: Brian Bovard | 4 comments | Share: 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. 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! Reply Kris July 7th, 2012 YAY!!!!! Sooooooo cute! On the way back to 80 million! Reply peace4crows September 17th, 2012 Yeehaw… This story is music to my ears!!!! “LONG LIVE THE BEAUTIFUL BISON!” Reply 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. Reply Post Your Comment Click here to cancel reply. Name (required) Mail (required) (will not be published) You May also be interested in Wolf Weekly Wrap-Up Turning up the Heat Against Idaho’s Predator Derby; Red Wolf Recovery Program Reviewed; Wolf Champion in Congress Takes On New Leadership Role Chasing eyeshine Every fall on the prairie, black-footed ferret chasers take to the field to study these nocturnal creatures. Small Refuge, Big Impact: Wildlife Conservation on the Rio Mora National Wildlife Refuge Thanks to continued efforts to restore bison in the American West, a herd of bison can call the Rio Mora National Wildlife Refuge home.