A buffalo with large horns, native to Africa south of the Sahara.
- Syncerus caffer, family Bovidae; sometimes considered to be two species, the Cape buffalo and the forest (or dwarf) buffalo
- In spite of all, the African buffalo is actually a placid animal, save when it is injured or at bay.
- The social structure of the African buffalo is rather typical of most other wild cattle species.
- Coupled with the habit of charging en masse, few predators use African buffalo as a regular food source.
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