A ‘dagga boy’ has been discovered in the Kruger National Park with sapphire blue eyes!
This is the only known image of the buffalo and already it has been causing speculation within scientific circles.
Rangers have christened the animal ‘Franky’ after the popular blue eyed crooner, Frank Sinatra, and they are on the lookout for possible offspring with the same blue-eyed phenotype.
Blue eyes have been known to occur in Asia’s water buffalo but this is the first known case in a Cape buffalo.
Color morphs or variants are common within the animal kingdom. Blue eyes are often linked to albinism in animals. However, white lions and white elephants (also seen in the Kruger) have blue eyes due to a lack of melanin in the iris of the eye.