A newborn calf could be the first rare albino buffalo in nearly 50 years.
Experts had thought the gene that caused albinism might have been lost when buffalo were hunted to near extinction in the late 1800s."When the calf stood up, I just froze," said farmer Dave Heider, who discovered the birth Saturday.
"It was standing in the shade, and at first I thought it was the reflection of the light playing a trick on my eyes," he said.
"Although buffalo calves are born with a dark, reddish brown coat and this calf is all white, that doesn't mean she can't shed it off and her next coat be normal color," Heider said.