Where the buffalo don’t roam.

This weekend, I was driving through Shelby Farms on Farm Road when I caught something out the the corner of my eye. Normally I look over toward the buffalo as they are usually next to the fence. Well, what I saw yesterday, September 16th was not a pleasant sight. What I actually saw was one of the 2-3 baby buffaloes laying on the ground. I stopped to get a better look to see if it was breathing or moving and no I did not go over the fence.

Bad news was that one of the baby buffaloes was now dead. I made a quick u-turn and made my way to the rangers station to give them a heads up. They were aware and were working on taking care of the deceased calf.

Good News. The baby buffolo is not dead. I just received an email from the Shelby Farms

Thanks so much for your concern for our buffalo. They happen to be my
favorite part of the park, and I was very upset to hear that one of our
babies might be sick.

I called today to make sure they were all
OK, and the Visitor Center has confirmed that all buffalo are accounted for and
alright. Apparently, they often lie down to sun themselves, sometimes for
quite a while!

A lady in the park superintendent’s office assured
me that the rangers would continue to go bye and check on the babies frequently
since one was lying down suspiciously this weekend. However, they are
all doing alright today.

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