Sir Donald, Patriarch of His Race.
(Abstracted from "Buffalo; Sacred and Sacrificed"
Grant MacEwan, Red Deer Press, 1995.)
Sir Donald was captured as a calf near Battleford, NWT, in 1873.
He was later purchased by Sir Donald Smith (hence his name),
and ten years later presented to the Canadian government and sent to the national park at Banff, Alberta, as part of the nucleus of a new herd.
For thirty years Sir Donald (the buffalo - now properly called bison, or more formally, Bison Bison) held off many challengers, but was eventually injured, lost one horn and was partially blind.
Park rangers decided he should be put down, but before this could be done, he was gored and trampled to death by younger bulls in the herd, in 1909.
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