Classified as Lower Risk, the Congo or Forest Buffalo can be found in Africa’s Rainforest. Mainly grazing on grass and lower level leaves, they are nevertheless powerful fighters and can run at speeds of up to 57 km/hr. Note the swept back horns like the Bongo which allows them to escape predators without tangling up in vegetation.
Where humans have introduced domestic cattle, buffalo populations have sometimes been affected by diseases and parasites carried by the cattle. Buffalo are also threatened by illegal hunting and loss of habitat.