A herd of Cape Buffalo or African Buffalo (Syncerus caffer) is a large horned bovid (not an ancestor of domestic cattle).
Cape Buffalo are considered to be the most dangerous of the 'Big Five’ African mammals reportedly causing 200 deaths per year. The adult Cape Buffalo's horns are its characteristic feature; they have fused bases, forming a continuous bone shield across the top of the head referred to as a "boss".
The International Union for the Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources (IUCN) lists the Cape Buffalo as Least Concern as the species has a global population of nearly 900,000 animals with more than three-quarters in protected areas
Kwandwe Private Game Reserve near Grahamstown, Eastern Cape Province, Republic of South Africa.
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