2018 Latest Arrivals


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. 

Buffalo cow nudging her calf

After the mother cleans the calf, she encourages it to get up right away. The new calf will be up and on the move within two hours of it being born. 

Buffalo cow running with cow

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.

You 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. 


  • Posted on by Alex

    I’m from France and I’ve discovered your fabulous work in the books “Buffalo for the Broken Heart” and “Wild Idea”. Thank you for sharing this pictures. It makes the story I’ve read more true !

  • Posted on by Karen

    I always enjoy nature scenes in the spring. Time for new beginnings, rebirth, new hopes. Beautiful photos.

  • Posted on by Mike Thompson

    I share your opinion about “twitter”. Thanks for the great photos. Congrats to the new “mother”.

  • Posted on by Rose Theodoredis

    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.

  • Posted on by Vernon Cross

    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.

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