A rare white buffalo has been seen in Tanzania’s northern Tarangire National Park.
According to the country’s national resources and tourism ministry, the buffalo was first sighted in the park on Monday, attracting many tourists wanting to see the animal.
Unlike others, the buffalo was bigger, local publication The Citizen reported, saying it was seen mixing freely with the rest of the herd.
It further noted that besides being rare, white buffaloes are considered sacred among some communities.
The Tarangire National park is located slightly off the popular northern Tanzania Safari Circuit. It lies between the meadows of Masai Steppe to the south east and the lakes of the Great Rift Valley to the north and west.
Within the northern part of Tarangire is the permanent River Tarangire also known as the life-line of the park particularly in the dry season when most of the region is totally dry.
The river flows northwards until it exits the park in the northwestern corner to pour its waters into Lake Burungi.