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  • This spring, Dunn Ranch Prairie welcomed seventeen bison calves!  Last year, eight calves were born (three on Mother's Day).
  • Bison at Dunn Ranch Prairie come from a herd that is disease free. Safety is a top priority for the Conservancy, which has more than 25 years of experience in bison management.
  • Bison are a part of Missouri’s natural heritage. Before they were hunted to near extinction in the late 1800s, bison roamed the Great Plains for nearly 10,000 years.
  • The bison herd’s presence on the prairie is restoring key processes, like trampling and selective grazing, that are important for a healthy grassland.
  • The herd instinctively surrounds the calves to protect them from predators - the calves in this photo are very well hidden!
  • Dunn Ranch Prairie provides educational opportunities for school groups and other visitors, drawing tourists to the area.
  • Dunn Ranch Prairie is now home to 54 American bison!  Schedule a visit.
Bison Family Album
See Dunn Ranch Prairie's first bison babies!

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