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Cape buffalo and red-billed oxpecker "Come any closer and I will kill you. Or hug you with my wet nose." African buffalo,Artiodactyla,Buffalo,Cape Buffalo,Kruger,Mammals,Syncerus caffer Click/tap to enlarge

Cape buffalo and red-billed oxpecker

"Come any closer and I will kill you. Or hug you with my wet nose."

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  1. Great head study, love the little detail of the oxpecker on the horn! Posted 8 years ago
  2. Thanks Wendy. This was a troop of about 20 buffalos. Their protective formation was impressive. The females and little ones were guarded from all sides by these male horns. Posted 8 years ago
  3. Buffalo are more likely to kill you than hug you :-) Posted 8 years ago
    1. So true :)

      Welcome to JungleDragon, Debbie. I hope you like it here, please do let me know if you need help with anything.
      Posted 8 years ago

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The African buffalo, affalo, nyati, Mbogo or Cape buffalo is a large African bovine. It is not closely related to the slightly larger wild Asian water buffalo, but its ancestry remains unclear. Owing to its unpredictable nature which makes it highly dangerous to humans, it has not been domesticated unlike its Asian counterpart the domestic Asian water buffalo.

Similar species: Even-toed Ungulates
Species identified by DragonC
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By Ferdy Christant

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Uploaded Apr 29, 2011. Captured Jul 27, 2009 12:24.
  • DSLR-A100
  • f/5.6
  • 1/320s
  • ISO400
  • 180mm