Tuesday, December 7, 2021

ZAMBIA ~ Cape Buffalo - Kafue National Park ~

... New National Park nr2💚... an imposing "beast" view... one of the famous Big Five... Africa's only wild cattle and one of the largest and most common herbivores... the buffalo is one of the most dangerous animals to confront in the wild... with distinctive curved horns for defence and dominance... Kafue is home to thousands of Cape buffalo... they are native to Zambia and have existed there for thousands of years... Kafue NP is an undiscovered gem bisected by the beautiful Kafue River and is fantastic diversity of wildlife... Big Thanks once more Alena! ✿◕ ‿ ◕✿
From backside postcard:
"We live on a beautiful planet, please do what you can to care and protect wildlife for your children's children."

© Ian Murphy

The African Buffalo is massively built with short, powerful limbs and weighing up to 793 kg. The hook-shaped horns  can grow up to 1.6m. long. The African buffalo is a grazer. It feeds mainly on the grass. When the grass sources are scarce, it may eat shrubs and trees. African buffalos live in large herds that sometimes include thousands of animals. Usually, herds are smaller, with up to 12 animals on average. They have a poor eyesight and sense of hearing, but their sense of smell is excellent.

Kafue National Park is the oldest and largest of Zambia’s national parks. It covers a massive 22,400 km2. First established as a National Park in the 1950’s by the legendary Norman Carr, Kafue is one of the largest national parks in the whole of Africa, home to 152 different species of mammals.



Animals of Zambia
 (Issued 10-2012)

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