Buffalo

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The African Buffalo or Cape Buffalo (Syncerus caffer) is one of the Big 5 animals, an old hunter’s term given to the 5 most dangerous animals to hunt in Africa. The Buffalo is a large and powerful bovine. They do not have good eyesight but their hearing and smell are exceptional. Both males and females have horns. Bulls are heavier and larger than cows and also have much heavier horns. The boss of a bull is much thicker, wider and more prominent compared to a cow. Buffalos graze mainly by night and early morning and rest in the shade during the heat of the day. They are bulk grazers and prefer open savannah grassland and areas in the bushveld with abundant long grass. 

WEIGHT MALE: 750 KG

WEIGHT FEMALE: 700 KG

SHOULDER HEIGHT MALE: 140 CM

SHOULDER HEIGHT FEMALE: 132 CM

MATING SEASON: APRIL, MAY

Weights & shoulder heights are averages