Cape Buffalo are known for their massive horns which start as a thick broad base and then curve downwards, up and inwawrds. They are one of the largest of the land animals males can weigh upto 900kg (2000 lb).
They live in open plains aswell as woodlands and forests. They eat grasses and leaves, and are dependent on water, drinking at least once a day. The number of buffalo in a herd can differ, but can be several hundreds.
Due to hunting and disease their numbers have decreased over recent years.
Cape Buffalo are very dangerous and have been responsible for many injuries and deaths to humans