Despite being called Buffalo, the second largest city in New York state never knew buffalos to roam its land. 

It is a frequent debate, though – as early French explorers reported sightings of buffalo on the Eastern shore along Lake Erie. However, it has never exactly been proven. 

However, American Bison are said to have walked the land of Western New York at one point. According to the National Park Service, “Bison occurred from New York to Florida and from the Mississippi River to the tide-water lands of the east coast.” 

But let’s be honest: how many of us have actually seen a Buffalo in person?

Probably very few, because they just aren’t here…unless you count the Buffalo statues around town. 

There was a video that was shared on Twitter last week that showed a one-of-its-kind moment: a white buffalo walking down the road.

The buffalo is surrounded by snow, too, which makes the scene look even more elegant. 

You can see the video below. 

White buffalo are rare, roughly 1 in 10 million, and to some Native American cultures, it is the sacred living thing on earth. Some Native Americans say the birth of a white calf is an omen, because the birth typically takes place in the most unexpected places and often happens among the poorest of people.

Even though we didn’t get to see it in person, it is a cool video nonetheless. Majestic, in a way. 

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