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Wobbly

Wobbly

Cape Buffalo cows first calve at five years of age, after a gestation period of 11.5 months. Newborn calves remain hidden in vegetation for the first few weeks while being nursed occasionally by the mother before joining the main herd. Older calves are held in the center of the herd for safety. The maternal bond between mother and calf lasts longer than in most bovids. That bonding ends when a new calf is born, and the mother then keeps her previous offspring at bay with horn jabs. Nevertheless, the yearling follows its mother for another year or so. Young calves, unusually for bovids, suckle from behind their mothers, pushing their heads between the mothers’ legs.
Info source URL: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/African_buffalo
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Photo capture date & Location: 2020-02 Bushtime at Mabula

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