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A White Buffalo Finally Appears Inside Ngorongoro Crater

The ‘White Wildlife’ Series Continues, this time Tour Guides have confirmed the presence of another Caucasian Buffalo inside the Ngorongoro Crater.

There is a white buffalo in the Crater, third in the country so far (Photo: Tanzania for Wildlife)

It is essentially the third white buffalo to be spotted in the Northern Zone Circuit, within less than three weeks.

The two previously seen, strange-colored buffaloes were discovered in the Tarangire National Park.

Tanzania for Wildlife has just posted the pictures of the white Buffalo just found by Tour Guides within the Ngorongoro Conservation Area, precisely inside the Crater.

“Ever since we Tanzania For Wildlife started posting about Lunilistic, Melanistic and Albino animals, our Tanzanian Safari Guides and Driver Guides have (been keeping) their eyes wide open. To spot different animals in a group…

..So there were rumors that a White Buffalo was seen in a heard in the Ngorongoro Crater, didn’t believe it. I asked the Authorities and the answer was no. Today I was sent pictures of the said ‘Dagaboy.’  The pigment of its skin is very different. As you can see… From the pictures sent, this area looks like Mungia River!”

Aafeez Jivraj – Tanzania For Wildlife

And from the comments? Karoki Waweru wonders that, “As interesting as it can get, that three fully grown Albino Buffaloes have been discovered in Northern Tanzania in less than a Month, the question I am asking myself is whether skin color change is possible in adulthood since none of them was spotted as a new born?”

However, in 2014 a white buffalo was seen roaming near the Ngorongoro Police Post within the NCAA, then afterwards it (allegedly) disappeared, some people believe it could have found its way into the crater.

As of now, the mystery behind the sudden appearance of strange colored animals is yet to be solved.

Two white buffaloes have been making headlines after being seen in Tarangire National Park, where also a white Giraffe, White Baboon and White Gazelle are roaming. A white hyena is the latest entry in the Park.

At Ndutu plains recently, between Serengeti and Ngorongoro, a pale stripped Zebra was snapped in the wild.

Some Tanzanians interviewed believe that unless some foreign researchers show interest, the mystery may never be solved.

The White Buffalo in the Crater (Photo: Tanzania for Wildlife)
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