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 Post subject: Abnormal Mammal Photo's
Unread postPosted: Mon Nov 14, 2005 1:59 pm 
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Taken op 5/11/2005 on H10

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That is one weird looking buff.

Its right eye also looks strange, not sure if its just an illusion and it seems to have a round mark on the forehead. :shock:

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not sure if its just an illusion and it seems to have a round mark on the forehead


From the side

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A slight defect in the genes? And indeed an odd little wound(?).
To me the head is too small as well, but that could be optical illusion due to the fact that the horns are misformed.

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wildtuinman wrote:
Did you see the weird buff horns in the Skukuza museum?


No, Unfortunately I have not been able to get to the museum at Skukuza for many years, will definitely have to make a plan.

Its eye looks normal from that angle, but some sort of injury to its forehead.

A sad looking buff :(

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Wow :shock:
Were it very compromised genetically, getting to this age would be a problem. Yet a very "not ok" looking beast.
You should make your picture available to "the powers that be".
I am sure there is someone ut there who understands something significant.

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Unread postPosted: Tue Nov 15, 2005 12:27 am 
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Its one of the new , hunter and lion friendly buffalos that are being bred these days :P .

Just kidding , shew , this is indeed not a well looking animal ,
the body is also in poor condition , and if you look , the "boss"
of the horns is also very poorly formed , indicating that the
problem is an abnormality , rather than damage/injury.

I have seen a buff with the complete opposite of this , with long thin horns that drooped to the ground , also in a very poor condition ,and after researching it a bit found that if a
male buffalo looses its genitalea during puberty , that it can cause the horns to become badly misformed ,i wonder if this is the case here ?
As for the wound , bullet wound maybe , but i doubt it would survive a shot in the head , unless its a very old wound and is what caused the horn abnormality , who knows .

definately going to have to search through the albums and scan in some slides of the buff i saw to add to this thread .


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Here is another strange looking buffalo that we saw on the same road but in 2000

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Unread postPosted: Tue Nov 15, 2005 8:24 am 
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That looks like the same buff i was talking about , im pretty sure
its the same 1 , also exact same road .
Saw it in about 2002 .

Would be interesting to get a professional opinion on both .


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 Post subject: Gallery of Natural Freaks
Unread postPosted: Wed Nov 16, 2005 6:39 am 
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Can we start a Gallery of Natural freaks, same as our Gallery of Shame ?
We would like to start it with our

Cape Buffalo 1.
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Cape Buffalo 2.
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Impala 1.
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Impala 2.
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The animals can't help it. Still they are just as beautiful as the others.


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Old and kicked by Giraffe.
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WELSH_ASH wrote:
Thats one confused elephant! :lol:


Nah - that's one KINKY ellie :twisted:

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Unread postPosted: Tue Nov 22, 2005 12:56 pm 
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Another Impie
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and Kudu. Taken 18-21/11/2005
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Heres a pic of the ones I saw , was this sent in to the good doctor ?

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Heres another impala , Note its poor condition also .

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