Bull African Buffalo lock horns

Male (bull) African Buffalo often lock horns to spar for dominance.

The male African Buffalo (Syncerus caffer caffer) spar to fight or to play.

A bull approaches another male, with its horns down. The second bull does the same action. Then they lock horns and twist heads. They twist their horns from side to side.

Fights are rare and short.

Females rarely spar .

African Buffalo

Male African Buffalo sparring

African Buffalo

Male African Buffalo sparring 

African Buffalo

Male African Buffalo sparring

African Buffalo

Male African Buffalo sparring

African Buffalo

Male African Buffalo sparring

 

 

Photographer: Martina Nicolls

Martina Nicolls: SIMILAR BUT DIFFERENT IN THE ANIMAL KINGDOM

 

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