Friday, January 6, 2012

A Big Boy

I liked the contrast of the big, dark water buffalo with the delicate, light-colored flamingos.  (And, no, that flamingo isn't standing on the buffalo's head.)

The buffalo is a member of the so-called "Big Five" group of African animals.  They have a reputation for being unpredictable and dangerous, but they are quite placid if left alone.  They vary greatly in size, color and the shape of their horns.  Males don't reach their full weight until about age 10.  Grass is their primary diet and they depend on water so aren't found in dry areas.

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