The Fort Worth Nature Center & Refuge welcomes a new bison calf

Meet the littlest new addition of the bison herd at the Fort Worth Nature Center & Refuge.

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The bison herd — the only of its kind in North Texas — has roamed the refuge for 50 years. | Photo by @mats_photography18

The Fort Worth Nature Center & Refuge is celebrating the birth of its first bison calf of the season.

Earlier this week, the refuge announced the news in an online post, saying the baby was born the night before or the morning of April 22, making it about two weeks old.

With the opening of the new Bison Viewing Decks earlier this spring, guests can now see the littlest new addition and the rest of the herd from two decks — one standing 8-ft-tall and another 14-ft-tall.

If you’d rather take part in an up-close experience to see the calf, hop on the back of an open-air trailer for a behind-the-scenes tour to explore the herd’s habitat and stop for a feeding.

Guests of all ages can explore the 3,621-acre preserve from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. Ticket prices range from free to $6. Pro tip: Fort Worth Library cardholders can enjoy free admission from 7 a.m.-12 p.m. on the first Monday in June, July, and August.

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