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The Pragmatic Way African Buffalos Organize Their Herds

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The Pragmatic Way African Buffalos Organize Their Herds

Short | 02:47

Buffalo herds have highly-disciplined formations that help protect the majority from predators: the mothers and calves in the middle, the strong in the front, and the sick or injured on the periphery.


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The wilds of Zambia are a tough place to live. Food can be scarce, and hidden dangers lurk everywhere. For some animals, there's safety in numbers. Witness the different ways buffalo, lions, hyenas, wild dogs, and even some birds work together to help each other protect their offspring, overcome predators, hunt, and defend their territory. When every day presents new threats to survival, teamwork is everything.

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