- Associated Press - Monday, May 16, 2016

FORT COLLINS, Colo. (AP) - A dozen bison are now living on the plains north of Fort Collins following the birth of two calves last week.

The Coloradoan reports (https://noconow.co/1rPj4mV ) that the calves were born Friday and Tuesday at Soapstone Prairie Natural Area and Red Mountain Open Space. They arrived just after President Barack Obama signed legislation making the bison the official national mammal.

According to Colorado State University, the calves are the first America bison born on the public lands owned by Fort Collins and Larimer County in 150 years. They are part of the Laramie Foothills Bison Conservation herd, which was released near the Colorado-Wyoming border in November.

The calves are the product of natural breeding and fathered by genetically pure bison owned by the U.S. Department of Agriculture.


Information from: Fort Collins Coloradoan, https://www.coloradoan.com

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