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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.
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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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The African buffalo exists in varying densities almost continent-wide--except for the great deserts--with total numbers in the low millions.
Here tourists can see the "big five:" elephants, African buffalo, rhinos, lions and leopards.
cartridge, right, too, for South American jaguars, African buffalo and lions, Asiatic tigers--all but the thick-skinned big game species or pachyderms"
The Chobe River flows along the northeastern border of the Chobe National Park, known for the large breeding herds of elephants, giraffe, sable and African buffalo, which make it a major tourist attraction in Southern Africa.
As the Telegraph reports, tourists come from all over to see the Mweya Peninsula's leopards, African buffalo, Nile crocodiles, lions and chimpanzees at the park.
Black Death Robert Ruark said it best, the African buffalo "looks at you like you owe him money." In echo, Peter Flack called him "the debt collector." John Wootters took a different tack, calling the buffalo "the gunfighter of the African bush, dressed all in black." Buffaloes can be dangerous, and deserve utmost respect.
With the arrival of the new black rhino, in addition to elephants, African buffalo, leopards and lions, Rwanda offers an exciting safari experience in Africa.
On a trip to Tanzania in 2009, he tested a prototype of the BeetleCam on elephants, African buffalo, and lions.
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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.

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