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Congo Buffalo

Syncerus caffer nanus

Congo buffalo, also known as the forest or dwarf buffalo, are the smaller relatives of the Cape or savannah buffalo.

measurements

Measurements

Size: Shoulder Height 80 - 120cm
Weight: Male 270 - 320kg Female 200 - 255kg

habitat

Habitat

The Congo buffalo is found in rainforests in West and Central Africa. About 75% of the total population are found in National Parks and protected areas.

diet

Diet

Congo buffalo feed mainly in grassy glades or near water on a diet of grass and herbs, and also some foliage and branches.

behaviour

Breeding

The calves are born after a pregnancy of 10-11 months at the end of the dry season.

threat

Conservation

Although once widespread in Africa, numbers of Congo buffalo have decreased in recent years due to hunting and habitat loss.

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