1 buffalo dead, another still missing after Arkansas escape

AP News
Posted: May 06, 2015 1:20 PM

HOT SPRINGS, Ark. (AP) — A buffalo has been found dead in Hot Springs, leaving only one animal still missing of the six that escaped a farm and roamed the central Arkansas city two weeks ago.

City spokeswoman Terry Payne says the owner found the buffalo's body Monday in a ravine near a neighborhood where the herd had eluded authorities. The buffalo showed signs of decomposition but its cause of death was unclear.

The six buffaloes got loose from a nearby farm on April 16 and the roamed city's streets. Three were tranquilized and another died after being struck by a car.

The holdout escapee was last seen in a resident's backyard on Tuesday afternoon.

Hot Springs is a popular tourist spot with natural hot springs, a national park and horse track.