The Center of Attention

On May 5, 2013, a new bison was born at Jackson Fork Ranch. I have no doubt that this “little” calf is going to be the center of attention at Jackson Fork Lodge this summer.

Until the calf gets dirty, it’s still a relatively pristine white, and it will stay that way until the dust and dirt of the prairie turns it a toasty light brown. Legend has it that there were not any white bison on the Great Plains prior to 1800 but you’ll need to come to the Lodge to hear this fascinating story! At 75 pounds, it has some growing to do; bulls typically reach 1,000 pounds or more by adulthood.

What’s the gender? We don’t yet know, as we must keep our distance for now! (Best not to cross a momma bison.)

The Jackson Fork Ranch's New Baby Bison