The world record, according to roland ward record book, is a buffalo cow with a spread of about 62 inches. In our july, 2001 edition, we told of an extraordinary buffalo bull that had been killed by lions at manyara park, tanzania. Water buffalo and the other asian bovines dont have it. Largest horn spread on a steer guinness world records duration. The actual experience of hunting a cape buffalo does not depend on the size of the trophy. Cape buffalo african buffalo, buffalo animal, buffalo. The way their horns grow is one of the biggest differences between cape buffalo and water buffalo. The sci record book of big game animals uses scis unique allinclusive record keeping system, the most used system in the world. These replicas have been professionally made using fiber glass, resin, hardener and china clay. Cape buffalo hunts in africa discount african hunts. The heavy bossed, widespread, with deep dropdown curled males are highly favored and sought after by hunters. The adult buffalos horns are its characteristic feature.
Technology has certainly evolved, but the manner in which hunters proudly pose with their trophies has not changed much. Replica of world record cape buffalo from tanzania. African cape buffalo taxidermy shoulder mount world. Both sexes carry horns, however, the horns of a bull can be quite spectacular in. Two wellknown trophy recording systems exist for scoring cape buffalo. Replica of the world record cape buffalo african beetles. Cows lack the boss but can have a very wide spread. Dimensions are roughly 56 inches wide from widest part of horn to nape of the neck and height is roughly 36 inches from the base of chest to top of boss on opposite horn. The buffalo with this trophy was known in tanzania in the region manyara and was found as a lion kill. Two main methods for scoring cape buffalo the sci scoring system measure the length along the outside of the horn curl, from tip to tip, plus the straightline width measurement of both bosses for a combined total score in inches.
The danger lies with older males who usually live away from the herd. In cows, the horns are, on average, 1020% smaller, and they do not have a boss. If a cape buffalo can be beautiful, this one with fullcurl matching horns taken by rifleman len guidman would make the grade. Teddy roosevelt and his son kermit posing with a cape buffalo they bagged on safari in 1909. I will send more pics to those that are interested. Both sexes carry horns, however, the horns of a bull can be quite spectacular in spread, with a deep curl and a solid boss covering the forehead. The buffallo with this trophy was known in tansania in the region manyara and was found as a lionkill. Species code species name bronze minimum silver minimum gold minimum bronze bow minimum silver bow minimum gold bow minimum species. Vintage 3 ft cape buffalo skull horns african taxidermy large. Trophy hunting the buffalo in south africa ash adventures.
The rowland ward minimum for inclusion in its record book has, for decades. If the animal has a boss or the horns curl sharply downward, then youre looking at a cape buffalo. Zimbabwe offers the most affordable cape buffalo hunts in africa today. A trophy aoudad will usually have horns measuring 30 inches from base to tip. Most nile buffalo bulls also have it, but a defined boss becomes less common as you move westward through the savanna buffaloes and on to the dwarf forest buffalo. The previous record for the most expensive wild game sale was of a cape buffalo. Africa aoudad chad cape buffalo cookson wildebeest zambia grant gazelle tanzania guenter dikdik ethiopia hippopotamus zambia kirk dikdik tanzania korrigum chad lelwel hartebeest chad menelik bushbuck ethiopia. Get the best deals on cape buffalo horns when you shop the largest online selection at. African cape buffalo taxidermy shoulder mount world record. Cape buffalo, syncerus caffer caffer, the largest and most formidable of africas wild bovids family bovidae and a familiar sight to visitors of african parks and reserves. The circumference of the base is measured at a right angle to the axis of the horn. This cape buffalo bull was bought for breeding prepossess this is simply amazing.
Some buffalo cows have spreads in excess of 50, but lack the big hard bosses that trophy hunters seek. Both sexes carry horns, however the horns of a bull can be quite spectacular in spread, deep curl and a solid boss covering the forehead. Females can sport wide spreads and the world record buffalo is actually a female. Spirals kudu bulls have large horns with two and a half twists. Cape buffalo are one of the toughest animals in the world to kill.
If the horns are a handwidth wider than the ears, you can safely assume that the bull. The horns form fully when the animal reaches the age of five or six years but the bosses do not become hard till 8 to 9 years old. Cape buffalo with horns locked together rescued with. The cape buffalo is the only member of the buffalo and cattle tribe bovini that occurs naturally in africa. Record books are considered to be the epitome of encyclopedias of big game animals and may be purchased individually. The average spread is about 1 m 3 ft 3 in, but one bull shot in 1955 had horns measuring 4. Dangerous game hunting becomes much more about the experience than. If the horns are a handwidth wider than the ears, you can safely assume that the bull you are looking at. Aside from a few game ranches in the united states, cape buffalo only. A buffalo named horizon has bagged the title of worlds most expensive. The cape buffalo is also called the widow maker or black death in the hunting world. Its heavy horns curve outward and downward from massive bosses to. A characteristic feature of the horns of adult male african buffalo southern and.
Location is another easy way to tell cape buffalo and water buffalo apart. A cape buffalo hunt in south africa is sure to be a thrilling dangerous game. The cape buffalo is the largest and darkest black, or nearly so of the african buffaloes. The buffalo which previously held the record for the highest price at auction was a 1. The boone and crockett clubs records committee, which is the governing body of the clubs records keeping activities, created the special judges panel with the express purpose of verifying and announcing potential new world s records as they are submitted during any triennial awards program. The reason early trophy hunters included the african buffalo, as one of the big five is that they were considered to be one of the most dangerous species to hunt. By south african regulations the minimum caliber allowed to hunt cape buffalo, and any dangerous game animal for that matter, is a. When hunted by humans, buffalo have a reputation for circling back on their pursuers and counter attacking. Animals with horns, animals and pets, majestic animals, animals beautiful. The horns are a replica from the real horns real lifelike and can also be mounted on another form. As with zimbabwes tuskless elephant hunting, in areas where buffalo are overpopulated and female buffalo are on license, the hunt for a buffalo cow is just as exciting and just as dangerous as a hunt for the new world record bull. World record price for cape buffalo bull forest photography, animal photography, animals with horns.
Sci scoring cape buffalo a good cape buffalo is an old cape buffalo. Asian water buffalo taxidermy shoulder mount for sale. The bull has a tiptotip horn spread of nearly 87 inches, with 15inch. That values the animal, named horizon for his wide horn span, at a record 176 million rand, surpassing the 40 million rand paid for a buffalo named mystery by a group including billionaire johann. May 30 upi a safarigoer in south africa captured video of two buffalo with their horns locked together being saved by a shove from a third buffalo. That values the animal, named horizon for his wide horn span, at a record 176 million rand, surpassing the 40 million rand paid for a buffalo. Cows lack the boss, but can have a very wide spread. Its heavy horns curve outward and downward from massive bosses to well below skull level, then circle upward, inward and slightly backward. World record price for cape buffalo bull african buffalo.
This buffalo is worth more than what top south african ceos earn in 5 years. Exquisite world record african cape buffalo shoulder mount hunted in tanzania. Go on a cape buffalo safari almost anywhere in africa, and you will hear. Catching world record sized carp in thailand duration. Heres the difference between cape buffalo and water buffalo. All measurements must be made with a flexible 14 inch steel tape or cable to the nearest oneighth 18 of an inch. The boss is the thick, helmetlike growth at the base of a cape buffalo bulls horns. A ram of this quality could be compared to a whitetail scoring 150. The holy grail is a buffalo with a spread of 50 or greater.
Both sexes carry horns, but the horns of a bull can be quite spectacular in proliferation, deep curve and a solid boss covering his forehead. The african buffalo or cape buffalo syncerus caffer is a large subsaharan african bovine. Within an hours drive from our lodge, we have a number of activities for the nonhunters to do while the hunters are out in the bush view our gallery. Enormous trophy head of a the world record cape buffalo. The horns had been recovered, and were reported as measuring 64. This buffalo is worth more than what top south african. World record price for cape buffalo bull elephants photos, african. Cape buffaloes are not aggressive animals, but will attack head on if they feel threatened. The longest horns of any living animal are those of the asian water buffalo bubalus arnee of india, nepal, bhutan and thailand.
African buffalo used to have horns spanning wider than 5ft but. In large bulls, the distance between the ends of the horns can reach upwards of one metre the record being 64. Image of travel, africa, mammal 647668 cape buffalo hunting a good, hard, solid boss is the most accurate indicator of old age in a cape buffalo bull look the black death in the eye armed only with sharp stick. The most expensive wild game sale on record is a cape buffalo bull named mystery, bought by south african billionaire johann rupert for. When booking your cape buffalo hunt with graham sales safaris, we will advise you in detail what caliber rifle and what ammunition to bring but here are a few guidelines. Cape buffalo replica from tanzania replica of world record cape buffalo from tanzania. This beast is known for circling back and attacking its pursuer in an ambush and fatally injuring them almost 50% of the time.710 49 685 2 419 247 1387 306 109 342 51 667 1016 407 831 120 165 1291 433 505 1017 41 1211 697 183 243 1041 179 626 269