Hundreds Gather to Name a Rare White Bison

By: AP Email
By: AP Email

GOSHEN, Conn. (AP) - Lakota tribe members from South Dakota were among hundreds of people who gathered at a Connecticut farm to celebrate the birth of one of the rarest animals in the world - a white bison.

The calf was officially named Yellow Medicine Dancing Boy at Saturday's elaborate ceremony at the Mohawk Bison farm in Goshen in the state's northwestern hills. It was born a month ago at the farm, which is owned by fourth-generation farmer Peter Fay.

Many Native Americans consider white bison a symbol of hope and unity. Lakota tribe members say the birth of a white bison is a sign from a prophet who helped them endure strife and famine.

Experts say a white bison is as rare as one in 10 million.


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