Canada just got a whole lot more adorable. Saskatchewan's baby bison population just exploded and they're taking this heritage park by storm. Aside from being adorable, the little guys are the first of their species back on traditional lands in almost 150 years.
There are four recently born additions, said Wanuskewin CEO Darlene Brander to Narcity, and what's more, three were born on really significant dates.
The first was born on Earth Day, one on Red Dress Day, and another on Mother's Day.
"This is a time for growth and celebration here at Wanuskewin Heritage Park," she said.
There are 15 bison on their lands in total, she said, and they've got room for 35 more. According to Brander, the babies are getting all the tender love and care they can handle.
"We want the bison to be healthy and strong, and we want them to grow," she said.
The park has been updating its YouTube with videos of the babies, and seeing the small, light brown newborns next to their towering parents is incredible.
Their bison rise early at dawn to roam the fields underneath the "big blue Saskatchewan sky," said Brander.
They're fed regularly, and a bison manager checks on them daily to make sure they're healthy.
"They're very hardy creatures, they can handle any type of weather that's thrown at them," said Brander.
"When it's a very windy day, they face into the wind and they take it on. They're resilient, just like many people are."
If you'd like to catch a peak of bison but aren't in Saskatchewan, you can also find them in Alberta.
In Quebec, so many of them are roaming around that they even caused a traffic jam.
The older herd was imported from the U.S., Brander explained, so these babies are the first Canadian-born bison on their land.
These four babies have a wonderful future ahead of them, she said, and they're just the start of a new generation of bison in Saskatchewan.