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  African buffalo
The total population of African buffalo is approximately 900,000 animals across the continent (East, 1999).
Mollel, C. The incidence of hernia in the East African buffalo.
African buffalo maintain high genetic diversity in the major histocompatibility complex in spite of historically known population bottlenecks.
www.ultimateungulate.com /Artiodactyla/Syncerus_caffer.html   (2411 words)

 Cape buffalo hunts in South Africa. Hunt Cape buffalo with South African Hunting Safaris.
Cape buffalo are found in a wide variety of habitats in Southern Africa, including areas with rivers, lakes, and swamps.
African buffalo are extremely powerful and deadly, and run at speeds up to 57 km/hr (Nowak, 1983).
In the dry season, the pastures diminish and the buffalo move toward water or a depression in the ground and feed off of low nutrient grass.
www.ausafari.com.au /cape_buffalo_hunts.htm   (376 words)

 African Buffalo
African buffalos live in herds of 8 to 20 animals, consisting of one or more males, several females and their offspring.
African buffalo are active during the day and spend 8 to 10 hours per day grazing, but usually rest from noon to late afternoon, when the sun is the hottest, coming out to graze again from late afternoon until the sun sets.
The oldest known African buffalos in the wild have been estimated at 18 years of age, while the oldest captive lived to 29 years and 6 months.
www.robstewartphotography.com /facts/Buffalo.asp   (531 words)

 African Buffalo   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The African buffalo is found throughout Kenya, from savannah to mountain forest, usually close to bodies of water.
The buffalo's horns are wide and curve downwards.
Buffalo are big eaters, grazing on almost any grass, leaves and twigs.
www.jambokenya.com /jambo/fauna/buffalo.htm   (69 words)

 African Buffalo
African buffalo stay in areas consisting of open grasslands with forest covering and a water source, because they need to drink daily when they are eatnig hay.
African buffalo are extremely social and live in herds of 19 to 450 animals.
African buffalo spend eight to 10 hours per day grazing, but usually rest from noon to late afternoon, when the sun is the hottest, coming out to graze again in the late afternoon and evening.
www.wildinfo.com /facts/Buffalo.asp?page=/facts/Buffalo.asp&i_id=409   (473 words)

 African Buffalo - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The African Buffalo or Cape Buffalo (Syncerus caffer) is a bovid from the family of the Bovidae.
The Cape Buffalo is not closely related to the Asian Water Buffalo, but its ancestry remains unclear.
Known as one of the "big five" in Africa, the Cape Buffalo can be a volatile and formidable beast, gorging, trampling and killing several people a year.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/African_buffalo   (330 words)

 NationMaster - Encyclopedia: African Buffalo
Buffalo was at one time the proposed name for a province in Western Canada that would have encompassed what are now Alberta and Saskatchewan, both of which emerged instead in 1905.
Buffalo fish is a type of fish found in the Mississippi valley.
Buffalo wings are, in fact, chicken wings, deep-fried and coated in a spicy sauce.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/African-Buffalo   (1161 words)

 African Buffalo - Animal Details
The native habitat of the African buffalo is the savannah of central and southern Africa.
African buffalos tend to be quiet animals, except for grunts and bellows during the mating season.
Although adult buffalo, weighing in at over 1,000 pounds, are generally safe from attack, they will vigorously protect their young from such predators as lions and hyenas.
members.tripod.com /rc-anodizing/PEZT/animalsZT/africanbuffalo.htm   (579 words)

 Animal Planet :: Corwin's Carnival of Creatures   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
African buffalos are herbivorous and are grazing animals.
African buffalo are highly sociable animals that travel in large, nonterritorial herds.
African buffaloes are found in arid biomes, including areas with rivers, lakes, and swamps.
animal.discovery.com /fansites/jeffcorwin/carnival/massive/africanbuffalo.html   (766 words)

 Genus Syncerus or African buffalo
The African buffalo is not closely related to the Asian water buffalo, but its ancestry remains unclear.
The African buffalo is about the size of a wild ox, growing to a weight of about a ton.
African buffalo are also susceptible to drought, which caused substantial declines in some populations during the 1990’s.
www.thewebsiteofeverything.com /animals/mammals/Artiodactyla/Bovidae/Syncerus/index.html   (274 words)

 Kenya safari guide - Kenyalogy: Wildlife: Mammals: African buffalo
The gregarious instinct of buffalos is highly cooperative in nature, to such an extent that if one herd crosses a solitary bull's territory, the owner will take control of the group and will guide it through its lands up to the boundary, where it will hand the baton to the neighbouring territorial bull.
Buffalos are equally diurnal and nocturnal, though outside the protected areas they tend to be more active by night.
The major buffalo's predator is the lion, that preferentially attacks the small bachelor groups, since the great herds offer a high level of protection to their members.
www.kenyalogy.com /eng/fauna/bufalo.html   (992 words)

 buffalo - spectacular african wildlife
Buffalo are completely dependent upon surface water, so are absent from arid and semi-arid regions but are widespread and common in savannah, woodland and forest environments.
Buffalo are bulk grazers and favour the long linear leaves of grass species such as Themeda, Cynodon, Heteropogon and Panicum (several varieties of the latter being known as "Buffalo Grass").
Buffalo also host diseases which are dangerous or lethal to cattle, although they are themselves largely unaffected as they have evolved with the parasites.
www.wildwatch.com /resources/mammals/buffalo.asp   (1046 words)

 African Buffalo - the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The African buffalo is not closely related to the Asian water buffalo,but its ancestry remains unclear.
Known as one of the "big five" in Africa, the African Buffalo can be a volatile andformidable beast.
Cape buffalo prefer areas of open pasture, close to jungle and swampy ground where they can wallow.
www.free-web-encyclopedia.com /default.asp?t=African_buffalo   (214 words)

 Buffalo {Syncerus Caffer}
Buffalo varies considerably in size, with some of the forest populations half the size of those from the plains and Savannah.
Buffalo drink regularly, often twice a day, and they frequently remain in the vicinity of water when feeding.
The African, or Cape, buffalo is a member of the "Big Five" group of animals, with the elephant, rhinoceros, lion and leopard.
www.sa-venues.com /wildlife/wildlife_buffalo.htm   (404 words)

 Buffalo Soldiers
However, the Buffalo Soldiers, comprised of former slaves, freemen and Black Civil War soldiers, were the first to serve during peacetime.
However, the story of the Buffalo Soldiers remain one of unsurpassed courage and patriotism, and will be forever a significant part of the history of America.
African Americans have fought with distinction in all of this country's military engagements.
www.ornl.gov /adm/hr_ornl/bhm2005/BuffaloSoldiers.shtml   (439 words)

 Books on Buffalo Soldiers   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
This fascinaing collection of correspondence and their primary documents illumainates the lives and experiences of the African Americans who served in the Regular Army between the Civil War and World War I and fought in some of the most difficult wars against western Indians.
African Americans take their rightful place in the mainstream of the West's exploration, settling, and social fabric.
The book tells the story of African Americans who were absorbed into Native American culture; of fl farmers, business owners, and entertainers; and of the long struggle against injustice and bigotry.
www.nps.gov /foda/Fort_Davis_WEB_PAGE/About_the_Fort/Books_on_Buffalo_Soldiers.htm   (922 words)

 african animals hunting facts and tips - buffalo hunting
Buffalo are herd animals concentrated on the open savannah where grazing and water is plentiful.
Buffalo are one of the only animals that will purposefully circle back onto their own trail to "hunt" and lie in wait for their persuer.
Buffalo are often infected with bovine tuberculosis and in South Africa, there is an imaginary "line" drawn across the country - called the Red Line - SOUTH of which no infected buffalo are allowed to be transported at all, either to game reserves or to game ranches/hunting concessions.
www.safaribwana.com /ANIMALS/animpages/buffalo.htm   (1489 words)

 American Bison - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Famous Buffalo Herd of James "Scotty" Philip in South Dakota was the beginning of the reintroduction of Bison to North America.
It is also commonly used as a symbol of the city of Buffalo, New York, although the city was not named for the animal.
A proposal known as Buffalo Commons has been suggested by a handful of academics and policymakers to restore large parts of the drier portion of the Great Plains to native prairie grazed by bison.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/American_Bison   (3270 words)

 Buffalo - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Buffalo wings, unbreaded chicken wing sections, deep-fried and coated in a spicy sauce
Buffalo, at one time the proposed name for a province in Western Canada that would have encompassed what are now Alberta and Saskatchewan
Buffaloes, a term for Belgians who immigrated to the United States in the early 20th century, travelling through the city of Buffalo, New York on their way to Detroit and Chicago
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Buffalo   (742 words)

 African Buffalo   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Syncerus caffer nanus is considered a subspecies of the African Buffalo.
In Africa, the buffalo is represented by the African or cape buffalo.
All attempts to turn the cape buffalo into a "useful" animal by crossbreeding it with domestic cattle have so far proved futile.
www.xasa.com /wiki/en/wikipedia/a/af/african_buffalo.html   (247 words)

 African handmade Buffalo face disc wax candle
The African Buffalo face candle is set in a 3 dimensional pattern and is a heavy candle that sits perfectly on any shelf.
Each Africa buffalo wax candle is an "original" work of art, individually handmade, no two are exactly alike which adds to the value of each piece.
The original nature of the Africa buffalo wax candle art will be reflected by variances from the Africa buffalo wax candle as shown, each piece of a specific style is similar, but not identical.
www.africancraftsmarket.com /candlebufallo_details.htm   (219 words)

 Tracing movement of African buffalo in southern Africa   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Genetic characterisation of two pathogens, namely foot and mouth disease (FMD) virus and Mycobacterium bovis, isolated from African buffalo (Syncerus caffer) in southern Africa was used to determine the origin of buffalo in situations where the source of infection was obscure.
By determining the phylogenetic relatedness of various FMD virus isolates using partial sequencing of the main antigenic determinant, VP1, the origin of buffalo moved illegally to the non-endemic region of South Africa was traced to the Kruger National Park (KNP) where FMD is endemic in the buffalo population.
African buffalo – Bovine tuberculosis – Foot and mouth disease virus – Southern Africa – Traceability.
www.oie.int /eng/publicat/rt/2002/A_R20222.htm   (180 words)

 The African Buffalo A Cunning
The African Buffalo are gregarious animals and form herds of 15-300 individuals, although there have been sightings of 800 and more in a herd.
When there are large herds of African Buffalo, the male African Buffalo will always be in the front and at the back of each herd to protect the calves and females of the herd.
When the African Buffalo is injured by a predator, it is regarded as one of the most dangerous animals on the Earth....
www.south-african-game-reserves.com /africanbuffalo.htm   (275 words)

 Big Five - The Buffalo
The African buffalo (Cape subspecies) lives in very large herds in the open plains and wooded grasslands of South Africa.
A herd of Cape buffalo is very likely to attack a lion; this is such an effective defensive unit that blind, lame or even three-legged individuals may continue to thrive within it.
The alarm call of the Cape buffalo is an explosive snort, quickly followed by the alarm posture in which the head is held high, facing the danger, with the body tensed.
www.geocities.com /TheTropics/8240/buffalo.htm   (404 words)

 African Buffalo | Animal | Africa...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
A large and powerful bovine, the African Buffalo reaches shoulder heights of up to 1.5 m and a mass of 750 kg.
A wounded buffalo bull is regarded as most dangerous by hunters, and is one of the reasons why this animal is included into the so-called ‘big five’.
An inhabitant of woodland savannas, large herds of African Buffalo are encountered in the Kruger National Park, with smaller herds in Zululand and the Eastern Cape.
www.travel2africa.co.za /africa_african_buffalo.html   (279 words)

 ANIMAL BYTES - African cape buffalo
The horns of the cape buffalo are an excellent indication of age and gender.
The African buffalo, which is often confused with the Asian water buffalo, shares many of the same characteristics but is considered a separate species.
Cape buffalo, by living in large herds and eating tall coarse grasses, play a vital role in the ecology of the grasslands.
www.seaworld.org /animal-info/animal-bytes/animalia/eumetazoa/coelomates/deuterostomes/chordates/craniata/mammalia/artiodactyla/african-cape-buffalo.htm   (394 words)

 African Buffalo Breeding Program
One of the main issues is what to do with the infected buffalo so they do not affect the rest of the animals in the reserve and so the struggle to combat TB in game goes on.
Buffalo used to be found throughout Africa, from Cape to Cairo, but as a result of hunting and habitat loss to domestic stocks they are now confined to formal game reserves.
The buffalo are endemic to Africa and are related to cattle, bison and water buffalo.
www.kzn.org.za /kzn/news/341.xml   (1422 words)

 Buffalo Soldiers (Educational Materials: African American Odyssey)
Buffalo Soldiers were subjected to not only harsh terrain in all kinds of extreme weather conditions, but to prejudicial attitudes by those whom they were to protect;
Buffalo Soldiers not only served in the western territories of the U.S., but fought in the Spanish American War, the Philippine Insurrection in 1899, and patrolled Yosemite, General Grant and Sequoia National Parks in California.
African Americans had fought as soldiers in the American Revolution and in the Civil War, but it was not until March, 1866, when Congress passed legislation to reorganize the military, that the first enlistment of African Americans into the United States Army was permitted.
www.loc.gov /exhibits/odyssey/educate/buffalo.html   (412 words)

 * African Buffalo - (Animals): Definition
Cape Buffalo - species of short-haired African ungulate, or hoofed mammal, Syncerus caffer.
The cape, or African, buffalo may reach 7 ft and reach a height of 5 ft (1.5 m) at the shoulder.
The African buffalo was widely distributed in Africa south of the Sahara prior to 1890, but the cattle-virus disease called rinderpest spread through the herds and nearly exterminated them.
en.mimi.hu /animals/african_buffalo.html   (169 words)

 Cape Buffalo
The African buffalo is a large cow-like herbivore.
Other than humans, African buffalo have few natural predators and are capable of defending themselves against (and sometimes killing) lions, who will attack only old, sick or immature buffalo.
All attempts to turn the African buffalo into a 'useful' animal by crossbreeding it with domestic cattle have so far proved futile.
www.nature.ca /notebooks/english/capebuff.htm   (200 words)

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