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Intensive production of African savanna buffaloes

13 May 2015

www.leopard.tvIntensive production of disease-free African savanna buffaloes has made a marked conservation contribution to re-establish such buffaloes outside declared disease areas, especially outside areas where tuberculosis, corridor and foot-and-mouth disease are prevalent. The sale and re-establishment of disease-free buffaloes has also become lucrative. The southern African subspecies Syncerus caffer caffer is also the largest of the known subspecies of buffalo in Africa.

The African savanna buffalo is the largest living member of the family Bovidae. Some producers are at present buying and selling buffaloes at exorbitant prices which are especially being paid for so-called East African buffaloes, some of which have long, almost straight horns but lack the typical boss and recurved horns of the typical southern African buffalo. However, analyses show no genetic difference between the buffaloes of East and southern Africa, and any morphological differences that may be present are due to environmental conditions. Upon being established... (Become a subscriber for more)

 

Reference:

Du Toit, J G 2005. The African savanna buffalo. In: J du P Bothma & N van Rooyen (Eds), Intensive wildlife production in southern Africa. Pretoria: Van Schaik, pp 78 - 105.

 

article by Prof J du P Bothma

 

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