THIS JUST IN: Barrelin’ Baby Bison

Chicago’s Brookfield Zoo welcomed a new bison calf May 16, their first bison birth since the 1970’s. After tentatively exploring her surroundings (and a lunch break), the little lady’s ready to start her own personal stampede. Yeeeee-haw!

All tuckered out now:

Full story, more pics at The Huffington Post.


  1. Theresa says:

    Baby Bi-soon, it’s a baby bi-soon! :P

  2. 260Oakley says:

    And in the second pic it’s a buffa-lo-down. Time to take a buffa-load-off, I guess.

  3. Theresa says:

    Oakley! Where ya been!

  4. 260Oakley says:

    Been keeping a buffa-lo-profile….

  5. In (Buffalo) Springfield?

  6. Rachael says:

    Yay, Oakley’s back!!! *whirling the dervish right out of my chair*

    Also, how stinkin’ adorbs is that bebbeh boofalo!

  7. She’s frisky! I bet she’d get along well with Bea and the other sproingy lambies!

  8. Fird Birfle says:

    “boing-y, boing-y, BOING!!!!”

  9. It just doesn’t matter what kind of baby they are, they’re all CUTE!!!! :)

  10. bob drummond says:


  11. Where seldom is heard
    An encouraging t***

  12. kodalai says:

    And the streams have been cloudy all day.

  13. Fird Birfle says:

    *applause from the crowds in the bleachers*

  14. bob drummond says:

    Thank you, folks, thank you very much !

  15. dgerish says:

    more applause. I’m ROFLMAOing.

  16. *waving pompons*

  17. i don’t think i’ver ever seen a baby bison before. they kind of look like baby horses. in an awkward but cute way.

  18. I was thinking humpback cow. In a cute way.

  19. beeplaysbass says:

    @0:53 seconds, lady calls it an adorable cow. Derp.

  20. Level 1 Tauren discovers speed potions. Is called a noob by older, wiser Taurens. Enjoys it anyway.

  21. kodalai says:

    They look more like taunka than tauren… >.>

  22. Tony James says:

    Q. What’s the difference between a buffalo and a bison?

    A. You can’t wash your hands in a buffalo.

  23. that may be true in australia, but here in CO-land, anyone can skate in a buffalo herd.

  24. Stampeding isn’t much fun if nobody else will stampede with you (baby buffalo sticks lower lip out).

  25. Fird Birfle says:

    Nice lower lip !!!

    but Mom was right there with her!!

    (not sure, whether Mom going along, counts as fun or as “hovering parenting” ….)

  26. That is actually encouraging the baby to run lots in the wild he would have to be able to run fast and long to escape whiley preditors.

  27. Robin McKiernan Kiesel says:

    Wiley coyote?

  28. How can something that looks so grizzly as an adult, look so cute as a baby?

  29. sleekityin says:

    That’s probably what Mickey Rourke’s parents asked themselves repeatedly.

  30. *applause*

  31. Squeeeeee! I just want toss a blankie on that leetle honey and ride like the wind too!
    (Should be mandatory viewing for all bison hunters.)

  32. I think the baby’s “stampede” might be a little more intimidating if it’s back end was going the same direction as it’s front end. ( I doubt it would be as cute however)

  33. So, what you’re saying is, there hasn’t been a baby buffalo there since around the time of the bison-tennial?

  34. dgerish says:

    well-played, sir!

  35. Fird Birfle says:


  36. Leilani says:

    I ADORE bisons! They’re so . . . so prehistoric looking! You can still see their ancestors painted in the caves in Europe.

  37. Bison are adorable. I live in southern Maine (in a rural area, only 5 minutes away from downtown) and my neighbors down the road actually raise bison. There’s only a small wire fence holding them in from the road and houses. Seeing bison is an every day occurrence for me :)


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