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Your morning adorable: American bison calf at Vienna zoo

April 17, 2009 | 11:00 am

American bison

Austria's Schoenbrunn Zoo recently welcomed an American bison calf. 

Female bison, like mother Resi here, are called cows.  (Males are called bulls.)  Cows give birth to their calves after a nine-month gestation period.  When this little calf (shown here at 10 days old) grows up, it may weigh up to a ton; its horns alone can grow to 2 feet long.

More bison photos after the jump!

American bison

American bison

American bison

-- Lindsay Barnett

Photos: Dieter Nagl / AFP/Getty Images

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