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Stay put in the buffalo fortress

Some guides will tell you, buffalos are not very intelligent and have a very bad memory. True or not, they seem to know how to put up a defense against predators. Of course they use their horns and a well placed kick can be deadly for a lion. But even before it comes to that, they have all kinds of defense tactics to protect themselves. This segment of a Phanhabs illustrations shows buffalos on the Duba Plains in Botswana. They have been attacked by the famous Duba lions for years and have practice their defence. They use natural indentions in the landscapes to rest. Females, young and weak animals are put into the center of the group and the big old bulls will stay on the outside. In case soon predators attack, the “dugga boys” will fend them off. The rest will stay put in the buffalo fortress…

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