Buffalo: The African Boss

Sunday 23 January, 9.30pm

One of the most social animals of the African plains, the Cape Buffalo, finds safety in numbers from its only true natural predator, the lion. Established within each herd is a social hierarchy in which the dominant buffalos decide which direction the herd should travel, and the others, which are lower in the social ladder, are the followers. This documentary follows a five hundred strong herd in southern Africa which roams the grasslands around Lake Manyara encountering all sorts of species along the way including giraffes, baboons and elephants.

ANIMAL PLANET – Sunday 23 January, 9.30pm

One of the most social animals of the African plains, the Cape Buffalo, finds safety in numbers from its only true natural predator, the lion. Established within each herd is a social hierarchy in which the dominant buffalos decide which direction the herd should travel, and the others, which are lower in the social ladder, are the followers. This documentary follows a five hundred strong herd in southern Africa which roams the grasslands around Lake Manyara encountering all sorts of species along the way including giraffes, baboons and elephants.