A new European bison calf has been born at Howletts Wild Animal Park. She was born on 17th January 2011 and named Isabella.

She is now 4 weeks old and should soon be in an outside enclosure for visitors to see. I am looking forward to seeing the vulnerable species at my next visit to the Wild Animal Park.

The birth of Isabella comes as a miracle as her mother was very ill in early 2010. Keepers were not convinced that she would recover. Almost a year down the line however she has given birth to her 7th calf. Howletts and Port Lympne are pleased with their continuing successful breeding programmes.