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Each newborn calf weighs 40 to 50 pounds and is able to stand alongside its moth

Baby bison abound at Blue Mounds State Park

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It is calving season for bison at Blue Mounds State Park near Luverne, and babies are frolicking on the park prairie, according to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR).

Up to 30 new bison calves are expected at the park by early June, growing the herd to more than 100 animals.

"Calves are being born almost every day," said Craig Beckman, park manager. "This is an exciting time to visit the park."

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