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  1. page Cape Buffalo edited ... {http://www.storyhouse.org/grahampic.jpg} Females have their first calves at age 4 or 5. The…
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    Females have their first calves at age 4 or 5. They usually calve only once every two years. Although young may be born throughout the year, most births occur in the rainy season when abundant grass improves the nutritional level for the females when they are pregnant or nursing. The female and her offspring have an unusually intense and prolonged relationship. Calves are suckled for as long as a year and during this time are completely dependent on their mothers. Female offspring usually stay in the natal herd, but males leave when they are about 4 years old.
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    Outside national parks in East Africa, buffaloes frequently come into conflict with humans. They break fences, raid cultivated crops and may spread bovine diseases to livestock. Though still numerous in many parts of East Africa, in some areas buffaloes have been eliminated or greatly reduced in number.
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  2. page Cape Buffalo edited ... {http://www.bonlati.co.za/Portals/0/africa-cape-buffalo.jpg} The African, or Cape, buffalo is …
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    {http://www.bonlati.co.za/Portals/0/africa-cape-buffalo.jpg} The African, or Cape, buffalo is a member of the so-called “Big five” group of animals, with the elephant, rhino, lion and leopard. Once popular trophies for hunters, these large and often dangerous animals have continued to capture the imagination. Buffaloes have earned a bad reputation from hunters and other people who come in lose contact with them. They are unpredictable and can be dangerous if cornered or wounded. Though they have been known to ambush men and are often accused of deliberate savagery, they are usually placid if left alone.
    There is only one species of buffalo in Africa, but two distinct subspecies exist: the large savanna buffalo and the much smaller forest buffalo. The forest subspecies is only found in central and West Africa.
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    Savanna buffaloes are large, heavy cow like animals. They vary greatly not only in size, but inthe shapes of their horns and color. Adults are usually dark gray or black (or even look redorwhite if they have been wallowing in mud of that color) and the young are often reddish-brown. The smaller forest buffalo maintains the red color even as an adult, although in western Uganda, many savanna buffaloes are also red or pale orange instead of black. Adults lose hair as they age.
    Both male and female buffaloes have heavy, ridged horns that grow straight out from he head or curve downward and then up. The horns are formidable weapons against predators and for jostling for space within the herd; males use the horns in fights for dominance.
    Both savanna buffaloes and forest buffaloes live close to water. In general buffaloes are found throughout the northern and southern savanna as well as the lowland rain forest.
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    Buffaloes can live in herds of a few hundred, but have been known to congregate in thousands in the Serengeti during the rainy season. The females and their offspring make up the bulk of the herd. Males may spend much of their time in bachelor groups. These groups are of two types, those that contain males from 4 to 7 years of age and those that have males 12 years and older. The older bulls often prefer to be on their own. Males do not reach their full weight until about age 10. After this, however, their body weight and condition decline, probably because the teeth become worn.
    Sight and hearing are both rather poor, but scent is well developed in buffaloes. Although quiet for the most part, the animals do communicate. In mating seasons they grunt and emit hoarse bellows. A calf in danger will bellow mournfully, bringing herd members running at a gallop to defend it.
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    Females have their first calves at age 4 or 5. They usually calve only once every two years. Although young may be born throughout the year, most births occur in the rainy season when abundant grass improves the nutritional level for the females when they are pregnant or nursing. The female and her offspring have an unusually intense and prolonged relationship. Calves are suckled for as long as a year and during this time are completely dependent on their mothers. Female offspring usually stay in the natal herd, but males leave when they are about 4 years old.
    Grass forms the greatest part of the diet of the African buffalo, which mostly feeds at night, seeming to have a relatively poor ability to regulate body temperature. Food sources play more of an important role than predation in regulating buffalo numbers. Without fresh green feed, buffaloes lose condition faster than other savanna ungulates.
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    Outside national parks in East Africa, buffaloes frequently come into conflict with humans. They break fences, raid cultivated crops and may spread bovine diseases to livestock. Though still numerous in many parts of East Africa, in some areas buffaloes have been eliminated or greatly reduced in number.
    The African buffalo differs from the domesticated water buffalo found in other parts of the world, although they both superficially resemble one another.
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    This wiki was made by the following students:Lize Joubert - 16502094
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  4. page Lion edited ... Groenewald - 1645739 16457439 {Picture1.jpg} The Lion appears on the fifty rand note …

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    The Lion appears on the fifty rand note and are one of South-Africa’s big five. Lions are also known as the king of the jungle, with golden fur and the male’s manes they are beautiful, muscular animals. Even though they roar and growl, lions are family animals and truly social in their own communities.
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  5. page Lion edited THE LION LIONBy Marichen Groenewald - 1645739 {Picture1.jpg} The Lion appear appears on …

    THE LIONLIONBy Marichen Groenewald - 1645739
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    We are now going to learn more in dept about the lions. Their - Biology
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    Lions are the only large exotic cats that live in family units, called prides; these families can include as few as two and as many as 40 members. Within an established pride, members rarely fight but rather show affection to one another
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    Some of their largest prey consists of antelopes, impala, zebras, wildebeest, giraffe, buffalo, wild hogs, rhinos and hippos. Lions might even attack elephants when food is scarce. Lions normally feed on hares, birds, reptiles, crocodiles, pythons, fur seals, baboons, porcupines and ostrich eggs. Lions may only eat every 2 or 3 days, because their hunting success is low. They can eat almost 79 lbs of meat in one feeding. Most lions drink water daily if available, but they can go four or five days without it.
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    Role in EnvironmentLions are a keystone species. If lions were to disappear, populations of the species they prey on would increase dramatically. The result would be excessive competition for food between the prey species, and also between these prey species and livestock.
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  6. page Leopard edited The African Leopard LeopardBy Lize Joubert - 16502094 {800px-Namibie_Etosha_Leopard_01edit.jpg}…
    The African LeopardLeopardBy Lize Joubert - 16502094
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    The African Leopard is part of South Africa’s Big Five. This animal with its multi-coloured coat is one of the most dangerous cats in the world. Its body has large brown and black spots, while its head and belly has solid black spots, which help to keep it camouflaged in the wild. The male leopards are bigger than the female cats, weighing in at approximately 60kg. The female cats’ weight differs from 35 to 40kg. As you can see below, the African Leopard is very large when compared to a normal sized human being:
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  7. page Cape Buffalo edited Buffalo BuffaloBy Sanel Jordaan - 16096959 {http://www.bonlati.co.za/Portals/0/africa-cape-buff…
    BuffaloBuffaloBy Sanel Jordaan - 16096959
    {http://www.bonlati.co.za/Portals/0/africa-cape-buffalo.jpg} The African, or Cape, buffalo is a member of the so-called “Big five” group of animals, with the elephant, rhino, lion and leopard. Once popular trophies for hunters, these large and often dangerous animals have continued to capture the imagination. Buffaloes have earned a bad reputation from hunters and other people who come in lose contact with them. They are unpredictable and can be dangerous if cornered or wounded. Though they have been known to ambush men and are often accused of deliberate savagery, they are usually placid if left alone.
    There is only one species of buffalo in Africa, but two distinct subspecies exist: the large savanna buffalo and the much smaller forest buffalo. The forest subspecies is only found in central and West Africa.
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  8. page Black Rhinoceros edited The Black Rhino RhinoBy Jessica Galloway - 16695704 {rhinoBanner.jpg} The rhino is the bi…

    The Black RhinoRhinoBy Jessica Galloway - 16695704
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    The rhino is the biggest land living mammals without looking at the elephant. There is five Rhino species, three in Asia and two in Africa. Two types of rhino found in Africa, the white rhino and the black rhino. The black rhino or better known as the hooked- lipped rhino, from Africa has two nose horns and a long upper lip. The rhino has three toes on each foot, and is therefore odd toed. It has a thick, hairless, grey hide. Both the black and white rhino have two horns, the longer horn one find at the front of the nose. The Rhino’s front horn grows up to 135cm long, and its second, smaller, horn grows up to 46cm. The size of a rhino is about 60 inches at the shoulder and weigh up to 1 to 1,5 tons. A rhino cow gives birth to one calf after a period of fifteen to eighteen months; the cow gives birth to a calf every two to five years. After a period of 2-4 years the baby rhino can start living on its own. The average age for a rhino to reproduce is between the ages 4-9 years. A rhino can live up to 45 years. {3.jpg}
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  9. page African Elephant edited The African Elephant ElephantBy Zandré du Preez - 16567188 {african-elephant_435_600x450.jpg} …
    The African ElephantElephantBy Zandré du Preez - 16567188
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    The African Elephant is the largest living land animal on earth. The elephant's gestation period is 22 months, which is the longest of any land animal. An elephant calf weighs 105kg at birth. Elephants live about 50 to 70 years, but the oldest elephant lived 82 years.
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