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.
- Missing Brooklyn boy found safe on subway 38 min ago
- AccuWeather: March Roller Coaster 1 min ago
- Live: Eyewitness News on 7online streamed live!
- Get WATCH ABC for your mobile device
- 5 injured when car crashes into Bronx store
- Oheka Castle owner speaks out in video
- Newtown shooter's father speaks out for 1st time
- Metro-North worker fatally struck by train in NYC
- 4-year closure of Tarrytown Tappan Zee ramp begins
- Search continues for missing plane; 2 flew on stolen passports
- Photos: Malaysia Airlines missing plane
- NY-native bank robbery suspect nabbed after selfies
- UConn sophomore accuses sorority sisters of hazing
- Photos: 10 suspects caught in the act
- Missing Brooklyn boy found safe on subway
38 min ago
- AccuWeather: March Roller Coaster
1 min ago