Cape Baffalo

When you ask visitors which of the Big 5 they would like to see the lion and elephant always comes up first followed by the rhino and then the leopard.  For some reason the buffalo always seem to be forgotten.  Why? Because people see it as little more than wild cattle?  Perhaps.  What they don’t realise is that the very docile and quiet looking Cape Buffalo are aggravated very easily and then turns into a killing machine, goring those in its way with its big sharp horns.  The other thing that counts in their favour is the fact that they live in big herds which increase the chance of animal safety from predators.  Many of the game reserves surrounding Port Elizabeth have Cape Buffalo on their land and you would be most likely to see them when visiting Addo Elephant National Park and closer to town at Kragga Kamma Game Park.  The picture was taken at Kuzuko Lodge in the Greater Addo Elephant National Park.

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  1. Margaret

    Our buffalo (bison) don't have those horns.I guess they would be great for head-butting your opponents.

  2. Gaelyn

    I like all the Big 5, plus all the other animals as well.