Buffalo’s grazing HD – South Africa Travel Channel 24 – Wildlife
Buffalo are extremely large, ox-like animals. Standing approximately 65 inches at the shoulder, adult males have a mass of up to 1760 pounds and females weigh up to 1650 pounds. To support the large body, the legs are very heavy. Front hooves are larger than the hind because of the extra mass they carry in the huge head and thick neck. Both sexes carry horns, which in the males can grow to 1.5m. Buffalo varies considerably in size, with some of the forest populations half the size of those from the plains and Savannah. Gestation: The gestation period is from 330 to 346 days and a single calf is born. Calf mortality is high with only about 20% reaching maturity.