A famous figure in the nation’s buffalo herd has died.
The National Buffalo Museum announced Friday afternoon the unexpected death of the herd’s white bull, Dakota Miracle.
According to the museum, the bull died of injuries sustained after a fall into a ravine. Dakota Miracle was 13 years old.
According to a post on the museum’s Facebook page, Dakota Miracle had Leucism, which causes poor eyesight, a factor believed to have led to the bull’s fall.
Board President Don Williams and Museum Executive Director Ilana Xinos found the bull deceased during a routine herd and pasture inspection.
Dakota Miracle is the son of White Cloud, who was an albino bison, who lived with the museum’s herd for almost 20 years.