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A special delivery

Buffalo Bill State Historical Park, North Platte
Updated: May. 11, 2021 at 9:19 AM CDT
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NORTH PLATTE, Neb. (KNOP) - UPDATE! The baby bison calf is a boy!Birthday: May 10, 2021 Nebraska State Historical Park.

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It’s a very special delivery out at the Buffalo Bill State Historical Park. It’s a little - not so little - bundle of joy, born Monday morning around 9:00 a.m.

The staff at the park say they are pretty sure the brand new baby bison is a girl, but mom, P.J. is not letting anyone get too close to be completely sure, just yet.

And just like when any baby is born, the baby bison now needs a name. The Park Superintendent is opening up a contest soon, so be thinking of the perfect name for this little gal. Adam Jones says he did not name the parents (P.J. and Taco), and he is looking for something “much better” for their baby. So he wants your input. There was a hint of a prize for the winning name, but those details are not finalized yet.

So come out to Buffalo Bill State Historical Park and take a look at the baby and her family. Remember, you need a park permit to park at the property.

Buffalo Bill’s mansion and the barn are open Thursday through Sunday, but the bison family is open to visitors any time.

Again, the baby-naming contest is beginning soon. Just watch the Nebraska State Historical Park Facebook Page, or e-mail the park with your name choice. The e-mail to send a name to is: adam.jones@nebraska.gov

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