African buffalo (Cape buffalo) (Syncerus caffer)

Although herbivorous, the African Buffalo is not safe. Its body length reaches 3.4 metres, and the weight is 900 kg. It is dangerous even for lions. Not always, of course, because the lions prides easily surround and stoop single adult buffalos. About 200 people are killed every year by the African Buffalos. It is presented with three subspecies, all distributed in Africa south of the Sahara. Animals of more forested habitats have shorter horns than the savannah buffalos. The horns are fully grown when the bull reaches the age of 6.
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