Update (April 30):
HOT SPRINGS, AR – One of two missing buffalo has been spotted again after two weeks on the loose.
That’s according to a news released by the City of Hot Springs, which states:
Following the sighting by a neighbor of a buffalo in the 300 block of Whispering Hills at around 6 p.m. last night, the public’s continued vigilance is requested. The buffalo disappeared into the woods again after being startled by a passing car. It is one of two buffalo still at large after six escaped on April 16 from a farm on Shady Grove Road. Anyone sighting one of the animals is urged to keep their distance and call 9-1-1 immediately.
Original story (April 21):
HOT SPRINGS, AR – The search continues for two buffalo that escaped with four others from a local farm last week.
The City of Hot Springs posted the following on its Facebook page Tuesday morning:
Buffalo update: Animal Services Director Dan Bugg reports that the owner is committed to “closing the chapter” on the two missing buffalo and is doing a systematic search. He is still hoping that the missing two will join the other three buffalo that are pastured nearby. Once the two buffalo are found, the owner plans to transfer all of them to another county where they will be more suited to live. He is very appreciative of all the kindness and support offered generously by public agencies, private individuals and more. Anyone spotting one or both of the missing buffalo should call 9-1-1.
The herd of six buffalo escaped on April 16 from a farm on Shady Grove Road. One of them was caught after being slightly injured when it was hit by a car. Three others were caught after being tranquilized.