JACKSON, Wyo. — Spring means calving season in Jackson Hole, and with each passing day it seems as though baby calves are multiplying in fields of Northern South Park at Lockhart Cattle.

Lockhart Cattle reported its first calf of 2023 at the end of March. Their pastures have been filling with baby cows ever since.

“We are right at 200 [calves] and have three weeks of calving season to go,” said Chase Lockhart.

Of course, calving season is not isolated to just cows in the Greater Yellowstone Region. Baby bison calves are also born in late April and early May, with reddish-brown coats. They are nicknamed “red dogs” for their color but will turn dark brown by the end of summer.

Bison calves are born weighing about 30-70 pounds at birth, the calves can keep up with the herd two or three hours after birth. They are well protected by their mothers and other members of the herd and stay with their mothers for the first year of their lives.

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Caroline Chapman is a Community News Reporter. She's a lover of alliteration, easy-to-follow recipes and board games when everyone knows the rules. Her favorite aspect about living in the Tetons is the collective admiration that Wyomingites share for the land and the life that it sustains.