Next “Big 5” animal – the cape buffalo (and helper)
So here’s the 4th member of the Big 5 – the Cape Buffalo. These large beasts are pretty imposing and although they look kind of docile, they earned their reputation as a dangerous animal. Wikepedia says that they still gore and kill over 200 people a year (sounds high to me). Whatever the stats are, the buffalo’s stare is enough to tell you not to mess with them. This one, like most of the larger, slower moving animals we saw, had a red billed oxpecker feeding on the parasites that live on them. I was lucky to get a shot with both faces prominent in the frame…..