Baby bison welcomed at Buffalo Rock State Park

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OTTAWA, Ill. (WMBD) — Buffalo Rock State Park has some additional exciting news on top of its reopening Friday.

The state park announced a brand-new resident: a female bison. Staff said a three-year-old bison named Cocoa gave birth to the calf this Tuesday. While the calf does not have a name yet, employees said they are considering a naming contest for local schools to participate in.

The park has reopened after being closed from the COVID-19 pandemic, but certain things like water fountains remain closed.

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