African buffalo

African buffalo

The largest and strongest member of the bovine genus

The African buffalo is a large cattle from the family of hollow-horned cattle, up to 1.7 meters tall and 3.4 meters long. The weight of these buffaloes reaches up to 900 kilograms, with males being larger than females. The unpredictable nature and size of these giants make them one of the most dangerous African animals.

Characteristics

Scientific name of the species:
Sincerus caffer

Origin:
Africa

Habitat:

Forest, savannah, bushes, grasslands, swamps

Number of individuals in the world:
398.000 – 401.000

Current trend:
Decrease

Lifetime:
About 9,4 years

*Source iucnredlist.org

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