The Mother’s Day excitement began a little early for the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center this year, with a wood bison calf born last evening!

The first wild-born calf was born on April 23rd, outside of the village of Shageluk, among the herd of reintroduced wood bison. The calf born last night is the second wood bison calf on exhibit at the Wildlife Center, and are the first of what is expected to be a busy summer! In addition to receiving free admission today, visitors are experiencing extra excitement viewing the new-borns.

For more on wood bison calves and the other 2015 babies, click here!

In recent years, AWCC has been home to orphan; musk ox, moose, brown and black bear, fox and several species of birds. For an update on feeding times, or animal locations, feel free to contact the gift store at (907)783-2015.

Discover the WILD of Alaska and come meet the locals! Walk on the Wild Side Tours are available year-round. Summer Moose Encounters & Bear Encounters began June 1st. Book early as tours sell-out quickly.