A Rare (Rear) View of a Rare Beast

Bison and White Bison

This is a rare photo of bison bums. Animals are not pretentious. They are not self-conscious. They go about their business and care not what we think of them.

Lunch occupied these impressive beasts as I watched them at Irvine Park & Zoo in Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin, over the weekend.

You’ll notice that one is a white bison. The National Bison Association estimated that white bison occur in about one out of every 10 million births. I didn’t know this statistic when I saw the bison. If I had known at the time how rare it was, I would have paid more attention.

Too often, we don’t recognize how rare or special something (or someone) is. So, we miss out. There’s seeing something, and then there’s fully appreciating it. Nature is replete with opportunities to appreciate special and awe-inspiring experiences. Let’s not miss out.

One Comment on “A Rare (Rear) View of a Rare Beast

  1. Thank you for your insightful and encouraging view. We may not be able to do much to increase the number of white bison in the world but each of us can help make insight more common. 🙂

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