A very pleasant surprise this morning seeing this young one at the Rocky Mountain Arsenal National Wildlife Refuge, Colorado, USA.
The herd just happened to be crossing the road when I came through and while all were impressive, I couldn’t help but be focused on this little one. He / she is probably only a month or so old.
While Bison are born year-round, most come in the late spring. All the other calves in the herd were born at about that time making this one a bit of a late arrival.
Why are new calves called ‘red dogs’ I have no idea other than their coloring. Likely a nickname that goes back to the Old West.
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