Rare White Buffalo Born on a Northwoods Farm

By: WSAW Staff Email
By: WSAW Staff Email

A white buffalo was born at a Bison farm in Forest County, Wisconsin Wednesday.

Albino buffalo are reported to be extremely rare, so imagine the owners of Armstrong Creek Bison Farm surprise when the white newborn calf entered the world.

One of the farm owners, Stephen Wysocki said his son made him aware of the special calf that walked among the herd.

True white buffalo births happen only once in a million births. Tom Wysocki believes this white calf is different. He says usually albino calves have pink noses and pink features around the eyes but this albino calf had a dark nose and dark eyes.

The owners cannot tell what sex it is yet because the parents are protecting it.

Knowing how rare it is, the family plans to enjoy every minute of it. They hope the calf remains healthy and the mother stays with it.

Armstrong Creek Bison is hoping to keep the herd calm in the upcoming weeks because it's common for the calves to die within the first week.

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