Re: Mega Buffalo

Thu Aug 31, 2017 8:59 am

Wow! :shock: \O

Re: Mega Buffalo

Thu Aug 31, 2017 1:30 pm

Wow! That must be 60 inch +

Re: Mega Buffalo

Thu Aug 31, 2017 2:31 pm

Seen March 2017 in KNP -- unfortunately ( ;-) , the grass was very very long , which as can be seen , just about covered the whole animal 0*\

So , we do still have good specimens in our own park which compare well with other parts of Africa :O^


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Re: Mega Buffalo

Thu Aug 31, 2017 5:12 pm

That's quite a pair of horns :shock: ^Q^ ^Q^

Re: Mega Buffalo

Thu Aug 31, 2017 5:49 pm

are you sure is a Buffalo... not a log lol --00--

magnificent ^Q^ ^Q^ ^Q^

Re: Mega Buffalo

Thu Aug 31, 2017 6:16 pm

Good gravy! :shock: :shock: :shock:

Wonder why the East African ones get so big? 0:

Congrats on your first post, Awild! X#X

Re: Mega Buffalo

Thu Aug 31, 2017 11:52 pm

Hi A wild, welcome and thanks for joining the Mega Buffalo discussion.

Hi RP, fifty+ inches horn spread is found in most buff populations although such bulls make out a really small part of the buff population.

As far as my knowledge goes the Lake Manyara National Park of Tanzania is the headquarters of the really big horned buffs and you will notice that Ngorogoro is only some 50km away from Manyara. Also, Amboseli is about 150km NE of Manyara - all in the same larger eco system of predominently grassy velt.

Interestingly KNP also produce such excepsional buff from time to time like the one that roamed the Satara-Kumana area in the recent past.

Re: Mega Buffalo

Fri Sep 01, 2017 7:48 am

Richprins wrote:Good gravy! :shock: :shock: :shock:

Wonder why the East African ones get so big? 0:



Maybe that is because they are not farmed animals for which someone pays R268 million just to shoot it O**

Re: Mega Buffalo

Fri Sep 01, 2017 12:28 pm

Great sighting okie!! \O \O

Re: Mega Buffalo

Fri Sep 01, 2017 5:18 pm

okie wrote:
Richprins wrote:Good gravy! :shock: :shock: :shock:

Wonder why the East African ones get so big? 0:



Maybe that is because they are not farmed animals for which someone pays R268 million just to shoot it O**


:X: The game farm owners make damned sure the bull has passed on every precious gene he possibly could before it is shot, okie! ;-)