I-44 North Outer Road west of Highway 141
1 Lone Elk Park Rd
Saint Louis, MO 63088
On Jan 3 2013 this little American Bison calf was born at Lone Elk Park - we believe it is a bull calf at this time. This is an unusual time for bison to give birth so park staff are keeping a close eye on his safety. When there is a calf newborn in a herd of Bison the entire herd is extremely agressive, so take extra caution when trying to catch a glimpse.
Did you know.....
What is the difference between bison and buffalo?
Scientifically, the term "buffalo" is incorrect for the North American species; its proper Latin name is Bison bison. However, common usage has made the term "buffalo" an acceptable synonym for the American bison. (from The American Buffalo in Transition, by J. Albert Rorabacher.)
Lone Elk Park is a wildlife management area, with bison, wild turkey, waterfowl, elk and deer.
Motorcycles are prohibited. Domestic animals are not allowed, even if confined in a vehicle.
Park Hours: 8 a.m. to one half hour past official sunset,
except when reservations are issued.