Baby bison born in Batavia at Fermilab
April 23, 2013 (BATAVIA, Ill.) -- It's a baby bonanza in Batavia, Ill., where two bouncing bison were born just this week. And another 10 are on the way.
The bison live on the property of the Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory. Spring is the birthing season for the animals, which can be seen frolicking in the waters left behind after last week's storm on a youtube video.
They have a 9-month gestation period, and babies can weigh up to 66 pounds.
The lab has 24 bison, and will sell any females that are born to keep the number in the 20s. A part-time worker manages the herd.
The babies can grow up to 6.5 feet tall, and weigh as much as 2500 pounds.
- Autistic boy missing in Brooklyn
- AccuWeather: Clear and chilly
- Live: Eyewitness News on 7online streamed live!
- DISH Network signs on for WATCH ABC app
- 2 dead after wreck on Southern State
- Suspect in custody in attempted baby abduction
- Photos: Images of Sea Isle City fire
- Autopsies completed on 7 Utah babies
- Student suspended for asking Miss America to prom
- Judge threatens to duct tape defendant's mouth in murder trial
- No graduation selfies at Rhode Island college
- New York-bound bus in wreck in Maryland
- Employees terrorized; car parts stolen in Elizabeth store
- Suspect charged in shooting of Brooklyn teen