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Tanzania has the highest number of buffaloes in Africa - Report

Tanzania leads the continent with the highest number of buffaloes, a latest report says.

Conducted by the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) and other conservation agencies in the country, the report puts the number of the large sub-Saharan African bovines roaming various ecological ecosystems in the country at 191,805.

The big mammal headcount was conducted in Katavi-Rukwa and Ruaha-Rungwa ecosystems. It also includes findings from Serengeti, Nyerere-Selous-Mikumi and Katavi-Rukwa ecosystems.

This comes as the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) puts the number of adult buffalo on the continent at around 400,000.

The animals are however said to face a number of challenges,including habitat fragmentation and conflicts with humans because of their size and aggression

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Buffaloes in Tanzania
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Bi mammals census summary