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Yellowstone Babies (text & photos)

Yellowstone Spring Babies
A.M. Ruttle
6/09…

The drama of Yellowstone plays out every day, but particularly in the spring when the babies of the season arrive. Bison calves cavort and nestle next to their moms to nap.

When wolves start circling bison, other bison come running over to help. We watched recently as a group of cows and calves were able to keep some wolves at bay. Then moments later the wolves were over a small ridge, tails up and wagging, heads down and pointing inward toward something on the ground. There are so many biologists following the wolves of Yellowstone that we were able to overhear a walky-talky report that they might have found a still-born calf – there had been no tussle between wolves and bison, they had one minute been circling bison then moments later just

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