Visitors helped Bearizona welcome the first bison birth this season today at the wildlife park located in Williams.

 In honor of this special day park staff have decided to name the young bison “Independence” Indi for short. Indi can be seen while participating in the drive through portion of the park, which is approximately three miles long. Other animals you will see while driving through include Rocky Mountain Goat, Dall Sheep, American Brown Bison, American Burro, Big Horn Sheep, Alaskan Tundra and Arctic Wolves, Black Bears and of course the American White Bison.

According to the park’s Head Animal Keeper Jennifer Johnson, “The bison was born around 11:15a.m. in the American White Bison enclosure, which is a 30 acre beautiful meadow area.” Jennifer and a handful of lucky guests were able to watch the bison being born, a labor that took about 10-15 minutes. Jennifer also stated “It was amazing, as soon as the bison was born all of the other bison, including the male came over and surrounded it to clean it off and Indi was trying to walk within minutes.”

Most bison babies can walk or run within a few hours of being born. Adult bison can grow to be 5-6.5 feet tall and weigh upwards of 2,000 pounds. When the need arises Bison can run at speeds of 40mph.

Bearizona’s mission is to promote conservation through memorable and educational encounters with North American wildlife in a natural environment.

A white buffalo or white bison is an American bison possessing white fur, and is considered sacred or spiritually significant in several Native American beliefs; therefore, such buffalo are often visited for prayer and other spiritual rituals.

Responses to "Bearizona Welcomes Baby White Bison Born on Independence Day"

  1. Anonymous says:

    Welcome Independence

  2. Another wonderful sign of Hope - So encouraging for those of us inspired by the Legend of the White Buffalo Calf Woman. Aho!

  3. Anonymous says:

    gave me goose bumps reading it

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  5. Anonymous says:

    A magic message from Great Spirit ☼
    Welcome Indipendence ♥
    Yes indeed, it feels as an encouraging, sign for peace ☼ THANK you White Buffalo Calf Woman ♥ Lucia ~White Eagle

  6. fkl says:

    This is indeed a sign of hope and new beginnings.

  7. Anonymous says:

    This is wonderful keep this one safe!

  8. Anonymous says:

    is it male or female? I didn't see mention of it. Wonderful news..

  9. Nanna says:

    Welcome Indy! Another blessing from our great creator!!

  10. Full circle

  11. Anonymous says:

    So beautiful!! I agree it is a reason for hope. White is pure and sacred.

  12. Unknown says:

    Welcome to the world little Indi

  13. Anonymous says:

    Welcome Independence!

  14. Anonymous says:

    Welcome to you little Blessing ...

  15. Anonymous says:

    How inspiring. Such an amazing animal----as long as there are buffalo there will be strong native people here to care for them & cherish them.

  16. Anonymous says:

    Welcome Dear one, we can use all the help we can get.

  17. Unknown says:

    A healing for the heart of Mother earth!

  18. vicki hummingbird says:

    I hope this is a sign of better things to come

  19. Unknown says:

    Is it not interesting how a white Bison can give us more
    hope then our President? Me included.

  20. Anonymous says:

    Great to see A new born white Tonka!!!

  21. I hope it brings peace, love and acceptance for all races and genders as it circle around again...all races should listen with their hearts...WE ARE ALL CONNECTED...understanding leads to forgiveness... forgiveness leads to leads to peace, peace leads to acceptance...acceptance leads to moving on, moving on means to let go of the past...moving forward in love, together as one race..... All my relations! <3

  22. bob kreie says:

    welcome Indi, I apologize for the way man has treated Mother Earth. Your presence gives us hope.

  23. Anonymous says:

    Welcome Indi...your presence brings great hope and happiness to all who understand your beautiful linage. You have many protectors and we are very grateful for your journey. Many Blessings and with emence gratitude. ~ indigodreamer

  24. Such a beautiful baby! Welcome to the world Independence! Much love to you, little one.

  25. Anonymous says:

    I've Been waiting for u!!! Welcome Indi!!!

  26. Anonymous says:

    Goosebumps!! Many blessings to you, Independence, and thank you for being.

  27. Anonymous says:

    Please please keep him protected he is very sacred welcome Indie may your birth and life be blessed and safe ...

  28. Unknown says:

    Welcome, Indi, to your Earthwalk. May your steps be always sacred and surrounded with the deep Joy of belonging. Namaste.

  29. Unknown says:

    Welcome Ghost

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