First buffalo calf of season born at Wind Cave National Park - KOTA Territory News

First buffalo calf of season born at Wind Cave National Park

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It's a sure sign of spring! The first buffalo calf of the year is taking its first steps at Wind Cave National Park.

Staff caught the little one on camera Tuesday.  They believe he or she was born over the weekend.  A close look at the video and you see the umbilical cord.

The calf is red because it is born with a natural camouflage, predators are color blind.

While May is the prime month for calf births, Chief of Interpretation at Wind Cave, Tom Ferrell says they typically see the first baby around this time.

The staff at Custer State Park also spotted a newborn bull this week. The park has about 860 bison going into the spring and expects around 400 calves.

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