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African Buffalo (Syncerus caffer)

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Nelis Wolmarans: " Bringing out the big guns... "


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Nelis Wolmarans: " Born with attitude... Without any doubt, one of the most dangerous animals to encounter on foot. These single old buffalo bulls have no sense of humor. I have huge respect for these old boys... "


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Markus Pavlowsky: " Buffalo ? Kruger, South Africa "


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Mark Dumbleton: " A nocturnal greeting of one of Africas most dangerous animals, the Buffalo. I would hate to walk into a Buffalo, especially at night. "


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Hello @GuateGojira, can you make a size comparison chart for Cape buffaloes (Syncerus caffer caffer) ?

I tried finding data on body weight and sizes. This is what I found - 

1. Vital statistics of 100 Cape Buffaloes collected from Crocodile Ridge, Kruger National Park 

   

The quality is pretty bad, but I was able to calculate an average of ~620kgs for 35 males (young adult + adult)

2. Variation and Incipient speciation in the African Buffalo


.pdf   Zeitschrift-Saeugetierkunde_37_0121-0144.pdf (Size: 2.3 MB / Downloads: 1)

   

This gives 751kgs for 8 males from Serengeti and Kenya

3. Body size and measurement of species diversity in large grazing mammals (Boniface O. Oindo) 


.pdf   1272969787.pdf (Size: 135.56 KB / Downloads: 1)

   

631kgs for adult males (range or number of specimen not given) 

4. African Buffalo - Ecology, Evolution and Behaviour 


.pdf   Africanbuffalo_EcologyEvolutionandBehaviourofWildCattle.pdf (Size: 2.06 MB / Downloads: 2)

   

753kgs for adult males (range or number of specimen not given) 


If we take the mean, the average comes out to be ~690 to 700kgs for a sample of more than 43 animals
I hope this much data is enough for making a size chart
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Young leucistic Buffalo calf seen near Shingwedzi in the Northern area of the Kruger National Park in June 2018.
KNP-Posted on November 22/2020.
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Life does not get much better than this. Lazy Sunday morning get together near afsaal.1st week in November 2020
KNP-Afsaal-Posted on November 23/2020.
Photo credit to: Michael John Daniel

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In a herd of what seemed like 200 individuals, maybe more, this female buffalo stood out from the crowd. Not only because she was one of the few to be standing and staring at us while the others lay about, but also because her horns faced downwards instead of curling up as the others do.
Image by: Amy Leigh

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