This afternoon, we had a breeding herd of buffalo with many calves that moved through the southern parts of the reserve. For the majority of the females, the 11 month gestation period is now over. Now that the bush is lush and green, there is enough food and water for a few big herds. Herds of buffalo don’t stay in one area as they are always moving from one area to another looking for good water and good grazing areas. All the bachelor herds that we had wandering around last couple of month have now seemed to have moved back to the breeding herds. Our trusted old dagga boys are still around, always close to waterholes or mud pans to keep them cool in the harsh African sun.
Story by Clement (River Lodge)