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Bison Born at Cape May County Zoo
Release Date: September 05, 2013
Cape May Court House – Cape May County Freeholder E. Marie Hayes is proud to announce that the Cape May County Zoo has a new addition – a baby Bison!
The Zoo’s new female calf arrived on Thursday, August 29, 2013. This is the first Bison calf to be born at the Cape May County Zoo and can be seen in the North American Prairie exhibit. Mom, “Henrietta”, is a 4-year old Cow that came from Six Flags Great Adventure in 2010. The sire, “Hank” is a 4-year old Bull that also came from Six Flags Great Adventure in 2010.
Bison are one of the most important animals in the History of the United States. Once numbering in the tens of millions, American Bison were almost driven to extinction by American pioneers in the late 1800's. Conservation efforts by zoos have brought the Bison population back from the brink of extinction. While we may never see the great herds of American Bison like our forefathers did, the modern day population is stable.
You can visit the new Bison along with the more than 500 animals and over 250 different species that call the Cape May County Zoo home. The free zoo sits on 85 wooded acres inside the Cape May County Park located at 707 Route 9 North in Cape May Court House, New Jersey. The Zoo is open, weather permitting, 364 days a year – closed on Christmas Day. Currently, the zoo is open from 10 a.m. until 4:45 p.m.
For additional information, please call 465-5271 or visit capemaycountygov.net.