A White Buffalo is an American Bison with white fur, in contrast to the usual brown color of a Bison. White Buffaloes are born white for any of four reasons. Some are albino, others are leucistic, a few have a rare genetic trait that allows their fur to stay white a few years after birth, and some have the white Charolais Cattle in their ancestry.
History: Given the importance of buffaloes in Native American culture, it’s no surprise that the white buffalo was considered a spiritually significant and important animal. If a white buffalo was spotted or found, Native American abstained from killing it and instead visited it for prayer as well as other religious rituals.
Scientific Name: Bison bison
Characteristics: This white buffalo toy bison is in a relaxed walking pose, showing off the distinctive traits of the bison, including a heavily furred head and upper body with a less dense coat of fur on the lower body.
Size: This White Buffalo toy is almost 6 inches long and just over 3 inches high.
The White Buffalo is part of the Wild Safari® North American Wildlife collection