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Baby bison holds its ground against a bullying wolf

Get it, lil' buffalo.


Gabe Bergado

Internet Culture

Posted on May 11, 2016   Updated on May 26, 2021, 7:25 pm CDT

It’s a hot time to be a buffalo, and we’re not talking about spicy wing sauce. 

The hairy, hoofed beast has long been overlooked, but recently he’s been getting the Internet recognition he deserves. Earlier this year, a majestic being by the name of Sparky made headlines that he was doing just fine after getting struck by lightning. And now a baby bison has stolen our hearts by standing up to a bullying wolf.

Video from National Geographic shows the tussle between this lil’ buffalo and the carnivorous canine. We get it, everyone in the animal kingdom has to eat. But this wolf picked on the wrong calf to try to make his dinner.

The fight starts at about 2:15, but you can watch the whole video to find out how this baby bison ended up in all this wolf drama, plus see great shots of the buffalo herd at the beginning. 

Meanwhile, those geese are just sitting on the sidelines watching. What ever happened to bystander intervention? Geese, I mean, jeeze. 

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*First Published: May 11, 2016, 11:51 am CDT