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Buffalo calves to steal the show at Territory Wildlife Park

These cute buffaloes will become part of Territory Wildlife Park’s newest enclosure.

The display has been in the works for the past two years and will be home to six calves and one adult female named Flo.

Territory Wildlife Park director Shael Martin said the display showed off the NT’s buffalo industry history.

“We also talk about the environmental impacts of buffalo on the landscape so we tell the buffalo story in its entirety, the good and the bad,” she said.

The buffaloes have been living at the site since November, with their handler Tristan Langford working tirelessly to tame them.

“Tristan has been spending hours each day with the buffaloes ... getting them used to being touched and handfed. They are a really sweet bunch of personalities and their favourite thing is to be squirted with a hose,” Ms Martin said. She said the five young males would be castrated to prevent unplanned pregnancies.

The exhibit has been decked out to look like an old station with several bull catchers and two old vehicles visitors can climb on to and pose for photos. The exhibit opens to the public on Thursday January 25.

Original article written by NTnews.

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