This Buffalo (Syncerus caffer) was one of the lead sentinels in a small herd. Herding is an anti-predator behaviour in which the buffalo is considered more safe than perhaps the loan bachelor or old ‘dagga boy’ which are more susceptible to being taken by predators than herd members. Herds fleeing from predators actually crowd in thus making it harder for predators to select an individual quarry. Another common defense of buffalo in a herd is ‘mobbing’ and there are many reported incidents of lions being mobbed, before and after they kill.
Population Trend : Decreasing; Threat: Least Concern – Source IUCN
(Canon EOS 5D Mark III/ EF100-400 IS USM; 1/500 sec; f/5.6; ISO 640; 400mm)
Picture ©2016 Andrew Field – Simply Wild Photography
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