Names for baby buffalo: Bosco, Rufus, Mike Byson

Bison (buffalo) and calf

The buffalo herd at Shelby Farms in Memphis welcomed eight calves this year.

The names of the baby buffalo, chosen via online poll, were officially announced on Saturday. The calves will now be known as Atticus, Bosco, Buckley, Cocoa, Mike Byson, Rufus, Rushmore and Spartacus. (The “overwhelming winner” in the poll was Mike Byson.)

Names that did not make the cut include Biscuit, Brutus, Conan, Echo, Otis, Rockefeller, Ruby, and Stephen Colbison.

Source: Party christens latest additions to buffalo herd at Shelby Farms

Image: Adapted from Tender Moment (public domain) by USFWS Mountain-Prairie (Rich Keen/DPRA).

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