Cape Buffalo

Syncerus caffer

Cape Buffalo, Syncerus caffer, photo © by Michael Plagens

Nairobi National Park, Kenya. Dec. 2014.

From Wikipedia: The African buffalo is a large African bovine. It is not closely related to the slightly larger wild Asian water buffalo, and its ancestry remains unclear. The adult buffalo's horns are its characteristic feature; they have fused bases, forming a continuous bone shield referred to as a "boss". It is widely regarded as a very dangerous animal, as it gores and kills over 200 people every year.

Bovidae -- Bovine Family

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Kenya Natural History

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