DUGGA BOY โ€ฆ

… is the term for an old Cape Buffalo bull who is no longer with a herd. As this specimen demonstrated last night at Thanda, such bulls love to wallow in mud as means to cool down and to give them some protection from parasites and the sun.

Such solitary bulls are extremely dangerous as they are notoriously bad tempered and ready to attack at any time.

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RELAXING

This is the view from the waterhole-deck at Thanda Safari’s Villa iZulu – While my guests were relaxing while watching the wildlife come and go a few Cape Buffalo bulls were also relaxing around the water.

THEY DO NOT LIKE CATS

This herd of Cape Buffalo went into alert mode when they heard Lions roaring nearby. These formidable bovines hate cats and will chase and kill them if they get a chance.

But on this occasion the two protagonists of the drama never met.

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THE DAILY POST – UPSET!

As the sun set yesterday evening I took this picture of a Cape Buffalo being upset with insects and Oxpeckers bothering it.

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THE DAILY POST – BULL FIGHT – AFRICAN STYLE

This morning I had my favorite Buffalo sighting, ever! My guests enjoyed this energetic Bull Fight – African Style. I was able to shoot many good images and this short video clip with one of my favorite tunes from the overture of George Bizet’s opera Carmen as soundtrack.

Have a good week ๐Ÿ˜Š

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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 ๐Ÿ˜Š

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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 ๐Ÿ˜Š

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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 ๐Ÿ˜Š

PS: If you look carefully you recognize a Cape (Glossy) Starling sitting unperturbed in a tree nearby ๐Ÿ˜Š

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THE MORNING POST – EYES

A Cape Buffalo bull having an eye on me! Enjoy your Sunday ๐Ÿ˜Š

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