Bison calf born on July 4 at Bearizona

WILLIAMS, AZ - Just in time to celebrate America's birthday, a bison was born at a wildlife park in Arizona today.

It was the first bison birth this season at Bearizona Wildlife Park in Williams.

Staff at the park decided to name the white newborn "Independence" or "Indi" for short.

The bison was born around 11:15 a.m. in the American White Bison enclosure. Head Animal Keeper Jennifer Johnson said the birth took about 10 to 15 minutes.

"It was amazing, as soon as the bison was born all of the other bison, including the male came over and surrounded it to clean it off and Indi was trying to walk within minutes," Johnson said.

Most bison babies can walk or run within a few hours of being born, according to a press release from Bearizona. Adults grow to be 5 feet to 6.5 feet tall and weigh up to around 2,000 pounds.

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