Well this was a bit of a surprise for Tatanka Tuesday! A new “red dog” has been born to the herd of bison at the Rocky Mountain Arsenal National Wildlife Refuge.
While it isn’t entirely unusual to see one born late in the year, most are born in the spring and early summer. Those born earlier this year have already seen their coats transition to the typical dark brown of bison. This one probably wasn’t more than a couple of weeks old so it really stood out with that red coat. Plus, of course, it was the smallest – and cutest – of the entire herd.
It is a bit of a tough time of year to arrive in the world as winter has started to set in but here in Colorado, the season isn’t too extreme so it likely will be just fine.