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Fermilab welcomes the public to view its herd of American bison, commonly known as buffalo. The herd grazes on a pasture half a mile from Wilson Hall, Fermilabís 16-story administrative building.

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Fermilabís first director, Robert Wilson, established the bison herd in 1969 as a symbol of the history of the Midwestern prairie and the laboratoryís pioneering research at the frontiers of particle physics.

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North American bison can reach a height of more than five feet and a weight of 2,500 pounds. They can run at a speed of more than 30 miles an hour.

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Buffalo babies are usually born in spring, after a gestation of nine months.

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