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Buffing at the local waterhole

Buffalo at waterhole in Addo

A Buffalo having a drink at one of the waterholes in Addo Elephant National Park with the Zuurberg Mountains in the background.

The Cape Buffalo (Syncerus caffer) is one of Africa’s Big 5, are grazers that feed mainly on grass and are known to kill lions while defending their own. A bull can weigh between 650 to 1000 kg, the distance between the tips of its horns can reach upwards of one meter and the buffalo kills more hunters than any other species.