African buffalo is the only species of the wild cattle that can be found in Africa. It is also known as Cape buffalo, forest buffalo and savanna buffalo.
It is a large animal that can reach 6.8 to 11 feet in length, 3.2 to 5.6 feet in height and weight between 660 and 1900 pounds. It has a large head, broad chest and strong legs and it is four times stronger than the ox.
Horns of the African buffalo are shaped like the question marks. Males have longer and thicker horns.
African buffalos live in large herds that sometimes include thousands of animals and usually herds are smaller, with up to 12 animals in average.
African buffalo is a grazer. It feeds mainly on grass and when it become scarce, they may eat scrubs and trees.
African buffalo has poor eyesight and sense of hearing, but their sense of smell is excellent.
Mating season of the African buffalo takes place between March and may. Pregnancy lasts 11 and half months and ends with one calf.
Lifespan of the African buffalo that is in the wild is about 20 years.