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Baby Bison Born At Brookfield Zoo (PHOTOS, VIDEO)

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Born May 16, this female bison calf is the first born at Brookfield Zoo since the early 1970s.
Born May 16, this female bison calf is the first born at Brookfield Zoo since the early 1970s.

The Brookfield Zoo family got a little bigger this month--and will get a lot bigger as their newest addition grows.

The Chicago-area zoo welcomed a new female bison calf on May 16, the first birth of the species at Brookfield Zoo since the early 1970s, according to a release.

The as-yet-unnamed calf was born to Leotie, a 3-year-old bison who came to the zoo in 2009 from Wildlife Prairie State Park in Peoria, and Ron, who is 12. She joins a six-bison herd that includes Judy, 12, Becky, 13, Drew, 13, and Lucy, 3.

Visit the new baby at the zoo's Great Bear Wilderness Exhibit.

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