LATIN NAME: Syncerus caffer
STATUS: Near Threatened (NT)
MATURE POPULATION: 398,000 – 401,000
HEIGHT: 3.3 – 5.6 feet
WEIGHT: 300 – 900 kg
LIFESPAN: 18 years
HABITAT: Forest, Savanna, Woodland
African Buffalo are large, cow-like animals with large upwards-curling horns. Their young are usually reddish-brown in colour, becoming darker with age.
African Buffalo were once found throughout much of sub-Saharan Africa. Their populations have declined dramatically since the 19th century. This was due to loss of habitats from human expansion, climate change, poaching and disease.