The bison herd at Wildlife Safari Park in Ashland has grown by one—a calf born on May 27. Visitors can see the auburn-colored calf roaming Bison Plains with mom and the herd.
Bison calves will turn dark brown a few months after birth, the same time their characteristic hump and horns start to grow.
Since its opening in 1998, Wildlife Safari Park has played a key role in conserving bison and educating the public about the critical challenges impacting the native species—the national mammal of the United States. Wildlife Safari Park currently has 33 bison, including the calf.
Wildlife Safari Park offers four miles of drive-through North American wildlife viewing from the comfort of your own vehicle. Wildlife Safari Park visitors will see a variety of animals in their natural habitats, including more than 60 American elk spread across the 50-acre Elk Meadow and a 10-acre wetlands area with American white pelicans. Visitors can explore the newest exhibit, Prairie Dog Town, and see other animals, such as white-tailed deer, trumpeter swans, Sandhill cranes and whooping cranes, who came to Wildlife Safari Park this past April.
Visitors can take advantage of the nice weather and explore two miles of hiking trails, which pass Wolf Canyon, home to six grey wolves and three American black bears. At the Hands-on-Corral, kids of all ages can interact with their favorite farm animals, such as pygmy goats and chickens.
Wildlife Safari Park is now easier to explore with an add-on season pass to any Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium membership level. Visit www.OmahaZoo.com/Become-a-Member to purchase online.