This is the Cape Buffalo, a member of the "Big Five" African mammals. The Cape Buffalo is the most dangerous animal on the African Savanah and also the killer beast in Hemingway's "The Snows of Kilamonjaro." The Cape Buffalo spends approximately three hours a day licking the hair on the heads of their mates to form it into the horny shape you see displayed in this picture.
Mating Season February 9th 2009 This post includes some of our amazing photos of our authentic African safari. The Maasai Mara is the Kenyan portion of the famous Serengeti. It was the perfect time to view the country-side. The weather just wet enough for the grass to remain green, yet dry enough that the grass was low and we could make out most of the animals. Also it was mating season, which can be quite exciting, particul ... read more
Africa » Kenya » Rift Valley Province » Masai Mara NP Founding president and liberation struggle icon Jomo KENYATTA led Kenya from independence until his death in 1978, when President Daniel Toroitich arap MOI took power in a constitutional succession. The country was a de facto one-party state from 196... ... read more