The buffalo is unpredictably very dangerous especially if it is wounded. The buffalos are said to kill more people in Africa than lions do. On the contrary, they are very calm if they are left alone.
Buffalos live near water bodies in national parks and they stay in herds of few hundreds. Females and off springs make up the biggest number in the herd.
The diet of a buffalo is mainly the grass and feeds more at night than during the day. The female buffalos have their first calves at 5 years after a gestation period of 12 months. The lifespan of a buffalo is between 22 to 25 years.
Uganda’s population of buffalos is approximately 22,031 and buffalos can be found in Murchison Falls, Queen Elizabeth, Kibale and Mt. Elgon National Parks.