2018 Latest Arrivals

Photos by Jill O'Brien

This past week our first buffalo calves arrived on the Cheyenne River Ranch! It is always such an exciting time. A time that is full of hope and possibilities, making one believe that our mission of prairie regeneration can continue to grow. Here are a few photos, with brief explanations. 

Bison Calf & Mother

After the mother cleans the calf, she encourages it to get up right away.

Buffalo Calf & Mother
The new calf will be up and on the move within two hours of it being born. 

New Bison Calf walking

The rest of the herd is close by relaxing in the spring weather, with the buffalo birds twittering (my kind of twitter) all about with excitement. 

Buffalo with Buffalo BirdsYou can find the story "Regeneration" of my experience watching a baby bison be born here, with more photos of the buffalo herd and the newcomers. 

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  • Beautiful pictures. Would love to visit your ranch sometime. Don’t get to S. Dak. much anymore.Have a brother in Rapid City, who got us aware of you guys.

    Rose Theodoredis
  • Through your lens there I have already witnessed the germ of an international bison herd with shared expenses and profits from international visitors going to the host countries in an agreeable split. As National Park Service assignment wouldn’t that be the bomb, winters included, for an aspiring ranger. So miraculous that our nation includes herds such as yours. I suggest an eagle and bison logo for the park, oh. . .and a maple leaf.

    Vernon Cross
  • Great folks (and even better neighbors) that run first class operation! Love to see those calves coming!

    Lisa S

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