A dangerous animal
Widespread in East and South Africa with currently nearly 300.000 animals, this species is not endangered in the wild. Large buffalos can weigh about 1000 kg and are renowned for their hot temper: as one of the “Big Five” it is also called “Black Death” and “Widow-maker”. In southern Africa, this buffalo is widely regarded as a very dangerous animal, as it gores and kills over 200 people every year! Herds stick together and help their members when in need. There are several reliable records about herds keeping lions for several hours in a tree, after these had killed a buffalo of the herd! The only serious enemy for an adult buffalo is human (…with a gun)!
Buffle du Cap
- Name : Cape Buffalo
- Latin Name : Syncerus caffer caffer
- Origin : South and East Africa
- Statut IUCN : Least Concern
- Cites : Annexe II