This weeks viral science video is one of the most popular science videos on youtube. Filmed in South Africa’s Kruger Parks the events took place at a watering hole between Pretoriuskop and Skukuza camps, an area often frequented by a variety of species.
It is a quite lengthy video but is amazing footage and well worth a watch:
Apparently the commeradery of the Buffalo is not an unusual occurence. Dr McDonnell from the University of Pennsylvania described their actions:
“The larger herd is broken down into smaller harems, with a dominant male and several females and their babies. If a youngster is threatened, both the harem males and bachelor males – which usually fight with one another – will get together to try to rescue it.”