|African Buffalo, Syncerus caffer
Masai Mara, Kenya
The buffalo lives in a wide range of habitats from the dense forest
to the open plains, also in mountain areas. They never lives far
from water. On open plains they are very gregarious and lives in herds
with up to 2000 heads. The herd are dominated by a master bull and lead
by a old female. Old bulls and wounded animals sometime lives solitary or forms
small groups. Though they have a bad reputation, they are usually very
silent and placid animals. But indeed, they could be really dangerous if
cornered or wounded.
They are mostly nocturnal, hiding in dense vegetation during the day.
They are primarily grazers, feeding on grass but also browse on leaves
and shoots. Water is essential to them as they have to drink every day.