LARS to host annual Birthday Bash for new calves

a musk ox calf lying down looking at the camera
UAF photo by Marina Barbosa Santos
One of this year's musk ox calves lies down in alongside a fence at the Large Animal Research Station.

The University of Alaska Fairbanks’ Large Animal Research Station will introduce its new reindeer and muskox calves at its annual Birthday Bash from noon-4 p.m. on June 1.

The free event is open to everyone and will include children’s activities, crafts and plenty of animals. The gift shop will be open, and attendees can make suggestions for naming this year’s two muskox calves and four reindeer calves. LARS staff will be on-site to answer questions about the animals.

Other participants include the UAF Center for One Health Research, One Tree Alaska and the Fairbanks Children’s Museum. A food truck, T’s BBQ Connection, will also be stationed on site.

A shuttle will be available throughout the event to take visitors from the Akasofu Building on the Troth Yeddha’ Campus’ west ridge. Because parking is limited at LARS, the public is encouraged to use the shuttle. Bikes are welcome to park at LARS, and a bike rack is available.

More information about the Large Animal Research Station and the Birthday Bash are available on the LARS Facebook page.

ADDITIONAL CONTACT: Caitlin Lenahan, 907-474-5724,