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Buffalo in the Boma

September 30th, 2009, posted in Wildlife

After spending 2 weeks in the capture boma, the buffalo were tested by a local Vet for any diseases. It was quick and professional and for the first time, I was able to touch a buffalo confidently!  We have been feeding them Teff – a locally grown grass (Eragrostis) whilst we await the results, the buyer to sign the papers and the widlife capture team to set a date for their transportation.

For those of you who were wondering, disease-free buffalo are relatively rare in South Africa as buffalo are very susceptible to contracting diseases such as Corridor disease, Bovine Tuberculosis, Foot-and-Mouth disease and Contagious Abortion. As a consequence, disease-free buffalo are much sought after and have become extremely expensive.