African buffalo

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African buffalo

A large reddish-brown or black buffalo (Syncerus caffer) of sub-Saharan Africa, having massive, downward curving horns. Also called Cape buffalo.

Af′rican buf′falo

a large black buffalo, Syncerus caffer, of Africa, with thick horns that meet at the base. Also called Cape buffalo.
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Approaches towards optimising the gamma interferon assay for diagnosing Mycobacterium bovis infection in African buffalo (Syncerus caffer).
This is not to mention Africa's famous Big Five - lion, leopard, African elephant, African buffalo and Black rhinoceros - which often persuade people to travel to the Mara for in their own right.
The book is organized with a chapter on each of a series of key species: elephants, impala, zebras and wildebeest, roan antelope, rhinoceros, African buffalo, giraffe, lions, leopards, cheetahs, African wild dogs, and hyenas.
On a trip to Tanzania in 2009, he tested a prototype of the BeetleCam on elephants, African buffalo, and lions.
These include the wolf, fox, ape, zebra, cheetah, rhinoceros, African buffalo and others.
If you're lucky, you can also get to see the Big Five -- lion, leopard, African buffalo, African elephant and rhinoceros," said Rawat.
Maybe we'll then be able to domesticate a few of those species where humans have historically not been successful like the wild African Buffalo," said Frank Albert, a scientist from the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology in Germany and the first author of the research report.

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