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Twin buffalo calves, a rarity, born near Suring

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BREED, Wis. (WFRV) – For the first time in 20 years, a family near Suring has welcomed twin buffalo calves to their small herd.

Steven and Bette Elbe tell WFRV Local 5 that there family has kept buffalo on their property for the last two decades.

On Friday, the twin calves were born. The Elbes have welcomed calves before, but a set of twins was a first and a surprise.

The Elbes tell WFRV Local 5 that, after looking into it a bit, they found the chances of a buffalo having twins is about 1 in 500. It’s even rarer for the mother to nurse both.

The family says they’re keeping their fingers crossed that the calves stay health and that their mother nurses both.


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