How to Breed Buffalo breed | Documentary

How to Breed Buffalo breed | Documentary


Increasingly threatened by human development What this lumbering African bovine lacks in style, it makes up for in substance. Not to be confused with American bison, the African Buffalo is an animal that can adapt to a wide variety of habitats, runs up to 37 miles per hour and literally cannot be tamed. Over their roughly two-decade lifespan, they hang around in herds that “vote,” while grazing on lands that are increasingly threatened by human development.

The African buffalo gives birth to approximately one calf every few years. Mothers remain pregnant for as much as a full year–longer than humans, even! After giving birth, the calf will remain dependent on the mother for as much as another year. Though male buffalo will take no direct role in upbringing, the calves emit a specific cry that will bring all members of the herd to their rescue.

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After birth, calves take another four to five years to reach maturity. After maturing, females will typically remain with the herd where they were born, while males will leave for one of the “bachelor” herds. Females will typically begin having offspring around this time. In the wild, buffaloes typically live for 10-22 years, while living almost 30 years in captivity.

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