Alternatively referred to as Cape Buffaloes, African Buffaloes are large bovines who, like their name suggests, live in the savannas of Central Africa. Their defining characteristic is their horns, which fuse together at their bases, forming a helmet-like appendage called a "boss". They are widely regarded as extremely dangerous, being solely responsible for the deaths of over 200 people every year, earning it the aliases of "The Black Death" or "Widowmaker". Some have even gone as far as to claim that the Buffalo kills more people in Africa each year than any other animal, though the same claim has been made for Hippos and Crocodiles.
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Name: African Buffalo or Cape Buffalo, Syncerus caffer
Origin: The Real World
Gender: Can be either
Age: Can live up to 20 years
Classification: Bovine, Buffalo
Attack Potency: Wall level (Has been reported to break fences outside of national parks, can tip motorcars, have 4x the strength of an ox, much stronger than lions, who are also on this level)
Speed: Superhuman (50 to 56 km/hr [31 to 35 miles/hr])
Lifting Strength: Class 5 (Can potentially tip over large cars weighing more than a tonne)
Striking Strength: Wall Class
Durability: Wall level (Can survive head-on collisions with other buffalo and regularly fights against lions)
Range: Melee, Horns can grow up to a meter, female horns are usually 10-20% shorter.
Standard Equipment: Their horns.
Intelligence: Are known to be capable of seeking out those who have attempted to harm them in the past, proving that they have an exceptional memory.
Weaknesses: Susceptible to various diseases such as Bovine Tuberculosis, Corridor Disease, and Foot and Mouth Disease, Sometimes have a hard time fending off predators alone, somewhat poor eyesight and hearing.
- The species as a whole is responsible for the deaths of over 200 people per year.
- Some buffaloes have been shown breaking through fences.
- Can easily kill lone lions, and can sometimes hold their own and drive off groups