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Guide to the Cape Buffalo - Syncerus caffer of Southern Africa

Facts about the Cape Buffalo
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SIZE: Shoulder height (m) 1,4 m, (f) 1,4 m; mass (m) 700 - 800 kg, (f) 550 kg. Both sexes have horns.

COLOUR: Reddish brown to dark brown or black. Males are darker, and both sexes darken with age.

MOST LIKE: Black wildebeest, but buffalo has black or dark brown tail and is much larger. The buffalo is also distinctly oxlike in appearance with heavily built limbs.

HABITAT: Savanna woodland and bushveld close to water.




Kruger National Park (South Africa)
Pilanesberg National Park (South Africa)
Hluhluwe-Umfolozi National Park
Addo Elephant National Park
Kalahari Gemsbok National Park
Tembe Elephant Park

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