THE DAILY POST – COUNT?

Yesterday this large herd of Cape Buffalo crossed the Thanda Safari savanna. We used this aerial shot to count them. Can you guess the correct number?

PS: It is a quite tricky question because it is often difficult to make out the calves in the mother’s shade …

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THE DAILY POST – THE MIGHTY BUFFALO BY ROOT

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/

All ROOT videos are available on their YouTube channel at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCMXQv3FdJsIERJHHKt0rX2w

Enjoy The Mighty Buffalo 😊

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THE MORNING POST – IMPRESSIVE

This is a Cape Buffalo portrait I shot yesterday evening. This bull had mudded his horns to look more impressive and intimidating. I am not sure it worked 😊

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THE MORNING POST – THICK SKIN

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 😊

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THE MORNING POST – EYES

A Cape Buffalo bull having an eye on me! Enjoy your Sunday 😊

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EVENING POST

A herd of Cape Buffalo having an evening drink at Mgankla dam at Thanda Safari 😊

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THE DAILY POST – TAKE OFF

This Red-billed Oxpecker was using the boss of a Cape Buffalo bull as a take-off platform 😊

Have a good week!

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THE EVENING POST – A DRINK WITH MUM

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.

Have a good evening!

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THE MORNING POST – QUIET

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!

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THE MORNING POST – OBSTINACY

You can almost see this Cape Buffalo calf thinking: ‘what are you looking at?’ – Very fitting for an animal whose group name is obstinacy!

Have a good weekend 😊

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