Yukon Wildlife Preserve welcomes two new bison calves


The Yukon Wildlife Preserve welcomed two new additions to its bison herd in the last two weeks.

Their birth, and good health so far, are especially welcomed after a muskox calf died just a few days after being born last month, and the first bison born this season, on April 22, also died.

Jake Paleczny, the wildlife preserve’s executive director, said the first bison born this season had a congenital defect in its urinary tract, and died shortly after its birth.

“There’s lots of different factors at play, but I suppose it’s not completely unusual,” said Paleczny.

The newest bison calves were born on April 29 and May 6 at

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