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“African black death”

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Seeking trouble.  These wild warriors were born ready, they continue to prepare till old age, you know, just in case. The African Cape buffalo (Syncerus caffer) has an inbuilt nasty temperament that gets worse with age. They are among three herbivores in the famed African big five and they represent large herbivores in the wild, roaming the savanna's in large herds sometimes exceeding 300 individuals. In Kenya, the Ol Pejeta Conservancy is home to a few thousands of these beasts.


These burly herbivores, are equipped with a large set of horns which fuse together to form a bullet repelling BOSS. The dangerous horns are used in defense against predators, they are intimidating in size and appearance, and they swiftly use them to toss unlucky predators or humans. They rank high among Africa’s most dangerous animals and known to kill over 200 humans annually. Being gregarious contributes highly to their success in reproduction and  survival of young ones because of assured security. Whe…