Jamestown's white bison, Dakota Miracle, has died due to injuries from an accidental fall into a ravine, the National Buffalo Museum said in a Facebook post Friday.

Officials with the museum found Dakota Miracle deceased on Thursday during a routine herd and pasture inspection.

Dakota Miracle was a 13-year-old bull, the son of the iconic albino bison White Cloud, who lived with the museum's herd for nearly two decades. White Cloud died in 2016 due to old age.

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Dakota Miracle had leucism, a genetic condition resulting in lack of pigmentation. The condition resulted in poor eyesight, a factor believed to have led to his fall.

"(Dakota Miracle) was a rare and beautiful animal, and we feel fortunate that so many people were able to see him roaming with the herd for the past 13 years," the museum wrote in the post. "In the wild, we do not believe he would have lived this long."

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