This is the seventh video with music from the album ‘Under the Marula Tree’ by ROOT, a local band. It features some of my pictures and videos taken at Thanda Safari.
The music is composed to symbolize African nature icons (eg sunrises, Lions, Elephants, …). This very special album is available on Spotify, iTunes, Apple Music, Deezer for streaming and download! https://root.hearnow.com/
Imagine you have a bit of an itch on your head and imagine that to give it a good scratch using strong sickle bush spines! You better have a large boss (the horn plate on top of the buffalo’s head) and a really thick skin.
This is a short video of a Cape Buffalo bull attending to such an itch. Have a good day 😊
PS: If you look carefully you recognize a Cape (Glossy) Starling sitting unperturbed in a tree nearby 😊
This young Cape Buffalo calf had a drink with mum just as the sun was setting. For some reason – not obvious to me – these two were not with a herd but moved around by themselves. It is possible that they might have caught up with their family after they left the waterhole.
Sometimes it is better to be very quiet and to make not a move. A herd of Cape Buffalo had chased a pride of Lions around and this Lioness went straight up into a tree. The Buffalo could still smell her but not see her.
The herd spent hours around the area and the Lions had to wait in the trees until the Buffalo had departed!