African Buffalo
  • up to 1.7 meters high, 2.8 meters long
  • weighs 500 - 750 kg
  • not closely related to the Asian Water Buffalo
  • have few natural predators
  • capable of defending themselves against lions, hyenas, and leopards
  • tramples and kills several people a year
  • most dangerous game animal
  • found in savannah to thickly wooded country
  • found in Ethiopia, Somalia, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Namibia, Botswana, Mozambique, South Africa, Kenya and Tanzania
  • travel in herds
  • numbers are decreasing due to hunting, the conversion of their habitat to farmland, droughts, and disease