Cherokee Nation celebrates births of first calves from bison herd

The calf was born on April 8. Eight more have been born since then. Photo from Cherokee Nation

The Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma is seeing its bison herd grow.

The tribe accepted 50 bison from the InterTribal Buffalo Council last October. Since then, the herd has grown by nine animals, all born in April.

“The birth of these spring calves is an excellent sign for the growth of our bison herd. It means the herd has settled into its new home and they are flourishing,” Chief Bill John Baker said in a press release.

The first calf was born on April 8. Eight others have been born since.

The herd is the tribe's first in four decades.

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