Cape Buffalo

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Cape Buffalo

  1. 1. By Harrison Fritz
  2. 2. Physical Features <ul><li>horn span 56 inches </li></ul><ul><li>calves fur reddish brown </li></ul><ul><li>older buffalos can also be called dagga boy </li></ul><ul><li>can weigh up to a ton </li></ul><ul><li>Teeth that enable it to take big bites </li></ul><ul><li>Male buffalos horns are usually wider than females </li></ul><ul><li>Poor eyesight and hearing </li></ul><ul><li>Shoulder 3-6 ft high </li></ul>
  3. 3. Habitat <ul><li>Wherever theirs permanent water and herbage </li></ul><ul><li>Live in open woodlands </li></ul><ul><li>Graze from early evening into the night then the cooler parts of the day </li></ul><ul><li>Lowland rain forest </li></ul><ul><li>Southern and eastern Africa </li></ul>
  4. 4. Diet/Behavior <ul><li>The Cape god of Hope killed up to 90 percent of the buffalos </li></ul><ul><li>Is the most dangerous in the big five </li></ul><ul><li>Charging buffalo is hard to stop </li></ul><ul><li>Calves are born in rainy seasons </li></ul><ul><li>Their predators are lions, leopards, crocodiles, and humans </li></ul>
  5. 5. Interesting facts <ul><li>Their in the big five </li></ul><ul><li>They live up to 18 years </li></ul><ul><li>Older buffalo like wallowing in the mud </li></ul><ul><li>They sometimes ambush humans </li></ul><ul><li>They have very bad eye sight </li></ul>
  6. 6. Photo Credit <ul><li>http://www.flickr.com/photos/15745225@N00/ </li></ul><ul><li>http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:African_Buffalo_Syncerus_caffer_in_Tanzania_3418_Nevit.jpg </li></ul><ul><li>http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:African_Buffalo_Syncerus_caffer_in_Tanzania_3601_Nevit.jpg by Nevit Dilmen </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.flickr.com/photos </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.flickr.com/photos </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.flickr.com/photos </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>

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