- Associated Press - Friday, May 1, 2015

CASPER, Wyo. (AP) - State park officials are learning how to care for a bison calf after she was stranded by her mother.

KCWY of Casper reports (https://bit.ly/1QU4iDA ) that Hot Springs State Park managers feed the 50-pound, 9-day-old calf named Felina four times a day.

Superintendent Kevin Skates says they found the baby bison alone twice and couldn’t get the mother to reunite with her, so they brought Felina back to the corral.

He suspects that the mother can’t produce milk.

Park Grounds Keeper Jody Lange says they are employing methods farmers and ranchers use to care for young cows.

Felina will grow quickly, managers say, and could reach 70 pounds in a week or two.

Buffalo are a social animal and park managers hope to have Felina back in the herd in about two months.


Information from: KCWY-TV, https://www.kcwy13.com

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