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Baby fever at Northwest Trek Wildlife Park

Post by Stacia Glenn / The News Tribune on May 8, 2013 at 1:41 pm with No Comments »
May 8, 2013 1:41 pm

bisonIt’s that time of year at Northwest Trek Wildlife Park where new babies keep coming.

The newest edition is a lamb born Monday to the bighorn sheep herd, bringing that group’s number to 26.

Also new is a female bison calf born April 28, becoming the 17th member of that herd.

“Baby season is always enjoyable because there’s the anticipation of something new each day,” Free-Roaming Area keeper Dave Meadows said. “It’s also fun to watch the little ones show off their innocence while they grow and learn from their mothers.”

On the way are more lambs and a mountain goat kid later this month, as well as another bison calf in the next two months. Deer fawns and elk calves usually arrive in June.

Since the animals have free range in the 435-acre area, keepers can’t track pregnancies as close.

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