ANESVILLE, Wis. - A
buffalo named Miracle that attracted widespread attention when she was
born white in 1994 has given birth to a fourth calf.
The female calf, born
a light red color on Monday, was named Magic, in honor of the magic number
four in American Indian folklore.
Magic joins three
siblings, all female. Millennium, the first calf born to Miracle in 1998,
and Mitakuye Oyasin, born in 2002, were both red, the normal color for
buffalo calves. Lady Miracle, born in 2000, while lighter was still
reddish in color.
folklore predicted a white buffalo would unite the human race. The buffalo
would then turn black, red and yellow to represent the races of the world.
In 11 months, Miracle
went from white, to black, to red, and to yellow. She is now brownish-red.
Folklore predicts she
will turn white again when there is world peace.
Miracle draws visitors
to the farm of David and Valerie Heider daily, Valerie Heider said. She
estimates 500,000 people have visited Miracle since 1994.
Beloit Daily News via Star-Tribune,
Minneapolis - Sep 08.03