"IN PORTRAIT" of the older BUFFALO - *Syncerus caffer*

Magriet Meintjes

TOLWE, South Africa

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LOCATION CAPTURED:
‘THE KRUGER NATIONAL PARK’, SOUTH AFRICA
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CAMERA:
Nikon D50
Lens: 70-300mm F/4-5.6 D
Digital Vari-Program: Sports
1/320 sec – F/4
Sensitivity: ISO 200
DESCRIPTION:

SHOULDER HEIGHT: 12,5 m
MASS: 600kg
GESTATION: 330 days; single calf; breeds throughout the year with peaks in August and September.

These are gregarious, shy creatures with fair sight, poor to good hearing and a good sense of smell.
When persued and wounded they are very dangerous!
If approached on foot, they will stare in your direction before finally running off uttering grunts.
It is wise to avoid dense cover and reeds shere old bulls may be lying up, they charge head on and are difficult to stop at short range.
Good simmers, they are fond of wallowing.
The boss, heavy part of the horn which rests on the animal’s head, and horns, are used to smash bushes.
They are preyed upon by lions which are invariably found trailing large herds.

DIET: Grazer, but occasionally browses on shoots, twigs and bushes.
Dependant on water; therefore limited in distribution by available water.

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