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Buffalo can live in a variety of different environments, such as the savanna, forests and grasslands, swamps and marshlands, and mountains. Their habitat must provide a large amount of grass as well as vegetation cover for the herd.
When being chased by predators, a herd will stick close together and make it hard for the predators to pick off one member. Buffalo will frequently respond to the distress call of a captured member and try to rescue it.
Buffalo herds mainly consist of females and their offspring. Young males tend to keep their distance from the dominant bull, who is recognizable by his horns. Males base their hierarchy on age and size. Since larger herds are generally safer, dominant bulls sometimes tolerate younger bulls in order to keep the herd size large.
Cape buffalo are considerably large and thickly-muscled. Males can grow to be up to 1.7 meters high and 3.4 meters long. Buffalo averagely weigh in-between 500 and 900 kilograms. Males are normally larger than females. Most buffalo have dark eyes, while their fur color varies between different shades of brown, black, and gray. Upon reaching adulthood, most male buffalo have black or dark brown coats, while females tend to have more reddish coats. Calves of both genders have red coats.
Appearances in Fanfiction
Here are all the fanfictions that this animal makes an appearance in that are on this wiki. If your fanfiction includes cape buffalo, add it to this list.
- The Lion King: Beginning to Now
- Strength of Heart
- In the Dawn's Light
- The Lion Guard: A Celebration to Remember
- The Lion Guard: Defending The Pridelands
- The Lion Guard: Another Kupatana Celebration
- The Lion Guard: A Royal Duty
- The Lion Guard: Celebrating Kupatana
- The Lion Guard: The Savannah Summit
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