MORRISTOWN, Tenn. (AP) - The chances of an American buffalo being born white instead of the normal brown are about one in a million, according to Ron Nease.
Now, residents of the Lakeway Area, or anywhere else, have a chance to see one of the rare creatures.
Briarwood Safari Ranch in Cocke County, which Nease owns with his wife Deborah, has a white buffalo roaming the Tennessee park. They got it in the first week of June, fulfilling a dream Nease has long held.
He found a 7-year-old bull for sale in North Dakota and had it shipped to East Tennessee. It was a fortunate find because they are seldom found at any price. Normally, a white buffalo, if one can be found, sells for about 10 times as much as regular brown specimens.
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