Art print of a buffalo herd wallowing in the mud. Above all, buffalo immerse themselves in mud to cool down. Probably another reason is to rid themselves of ticks. This high quality limited edition art print certainly captures their characteristic behaviour. After drinking, they frequently enjoy coating themselves with cool mud. Consequently, this wildlife art print shows the herd of Cape Buffalo relaxing before moving off to graze.
Sue Dickinson studied B.A. (Fine Arts) at the University of the Witwatersrand and at the University of South Africa in the early 1980’s.
Buffalo look like massive cows. However, their fierce nature is belied by their sometimes friendly looking faces. No two buffalo look the same. In a herd, it’s typical to see different buffalo with expressions ranging from sad to grumpy.
Massive herds of buffalo move together, grazing on grass and drinking huge amounts of water. Seeking relief from the heat of the sun, they love to wallow in mud and water.
The mud coats their thick hides and prevents irritating insects from stinging them. Also, ticks love buffalo. Therefore, buffalo and oxpeckers have formed a useful relationship. Perching all over the buffalo, the birds feed on the ticks and also keep other parasites and insects at bay.
Sitting and watching the different shapes and sizes of a herd of buffalo is a delight.
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