IUCN Status: Near Threatened (NT)
Visit us at: Howletts Wild Animal Park
The cape buffalo is the most common of the 4 subspecies of African buffalo. Buffalo form large herds of 50 - 500 individuals to deter predators, but can number thousands in the rainy season.
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Cape buffalo are known for their grumpy and unpredictable nature and can reach speeds of up to 35mph when provoked or startled.
How long do cape buffalo live?
Up to 23 years
How much do cape buffalo weigh?
Bulls: 6 tonnes
Cows: 3 tonnes
How big is a cape buffalo?
Where do cape buffalo live?
Cape buffalo live in the savannas, deserts, and forests of Africa, the Middle East, Central Asia, and India
What do cape buffalo eat?
Cape buffalo eat a variety of grasses, herbs and shrubs.
Did you know?
Buffalo, like cows, chew the cud to get more nutrients from the grass.
Howletts Wild Animal Park
Where to see our cape buffalo
Our cape buffalo herd lives at Howletts Wild Animal Park, nr Canterbury.