The african buffalo is also termed as the cape buffalo. The cape buffalo (Syncerus caffer caffer) is the one mostly found in East and Southern parts of Africa. The main distinguishing feature of the buffalo is its thick strong horns. The continuos shield of bone (“boss”) have fused bases. Buffalos are aggressive and very dangerous. According to some research, buffalos kill over 15o people annually.

Key Facts

  • They can reach 6.8 to 11 feet in length.
  • Their weight is between 660 and 1900 pounds.
  • Males’ horns are thicker and longer than females.
  • They have poor eyesight and sense of hearing. However, their sense of smell is much stronger.
  • The mating season is usually around March and May.

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