Tribe celebrates birth of white bison
LAKOTA tribe members from South Dakota in the United States are 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 miracle calf has been officially named Yellow Medicine Dancing Boy at an elaborate ceremony at the Mohawk Bison farm in Goshen, in Connecticut’s north-western 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.