BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) — The Buffalo Zoo announced the death of Rose the North American bison Friday.
The zoo said its animal and veterinary care teams made the decision to humanely euthanize Rose after a recent decline in her health.
Rose, the 23-year-old North American bison, exceeded the median life expectancy for bison which is 15-20 years according to the zoo. She lived her entire life at the Buffalo Zoo.
The announcement was made in a post on the zoo's Facebook page which said in part:
Born April 24, 1998, Rose lived her whole life at the Buffalo Zoo. Her caretakers often described Rose as a gentle soul that loved training sessions. Some of her favorite treats included sweet potatoes and pumpkin puree.
Rose will be missed by all of us here at the Buffalo Zoo.