Check out this cute newborn baby bison at the Cape May Zoo

Try not to “awwww”.

The Cape May County Park and Zoo is dazzling the internet, once again, with baby announcements. This time, it’s the birth of an American bison.

Will there be a naming contest? Duh! Yes, one is in the works.

Think of a girl’s name because it is believed to be for a woman. Medical staff have yet to get a confirmation as her mother has not let anyone near her and is taking very good care of her first little one.

The baby bison appears healthy and weighs around 40 to 50 pounds.

“We are thrilled to announce the newest addition to our family of zoos,” said County Commissioner E. Marie Hayes, who serves as the zoo’s liaison. “The variety of species that inhabit our zoo allows visitors to see up close animals they would not typically see living in the Northeastern region of the United States. The Board of Commissioners is proud of the conservation efforts being made by veterinarians and zoo staff, and the birth of an American bison in our zoo serves to increase the number of bison in the United States.

The American bison is considered a stable but “near threatened” species.

Other zoo babies who have caused a stir at the zoo recently include those who are ugly as capybaras. I mean, come on, can you say the world’s largest rodent is cute? Alright, they’re kinda cute. But when they reach 4 feet long and 2 feet tall, that’s a different story.

A Tamarin monkey was also born at the zoo in 2020 – this species is critically endangered.

And, this year, the zoo celebrated the birth of a ring-tailed lemur. They hadn’t had one at the zoo in a decade, so that was a big deal.

The zoo opened in 1978 and is now home to over 550 animals and over 250 species.

You’ll find the zoo at 707 US 9 North, Cape May Court House.

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