Syncerus caffer


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Syncerus caffer

a wild black ruminant, up to 6 ft high, with horns that drop down beside the head then wave out and up. There are a number of subspecies; the most common is the Cape buffalo of southeastern Africa. Called also South African buffalo.
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For the point shooters in the crowd I guess you could point shoot but with a Syncerus caffer or a Bison bison closing in at roach two, me I vote for looking at the sights and getting a good hit.
Among the large mammals that used to thrive in the area were Loxodonta africana (African elephant) Diceros bicornis (black rhino) and Syncerus caffer (African buffalo) which were all locally extinct.