Baby Bison Born To Genetically Pure Herd

June 10, 2015

There's a new genetically pure bison in town, and he's pretty cute. Plenty of people were on hand in Northern Larimer County Friday to witness the birth of the 45-pound calf, which is rare, reports the Coloradoan.

Jack Rhyan, a veterinarian with the U.S. Department of Agriculture, told the paper that he's worked with the animals since 1982, but he's only seen three other births in his career. "I was surprised it happened so well in front of a crowd," he told the Coloradoan.

Researchers from the USDA and CSU ensured that the calf had no cattle genes and was disease-free by artificially inseminating the mother. 

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