Members of Safari Club International are proud of their achievements in the field and proud to share them with their fellow hunters. They have entered their successes into the SCI Record Book to document their hunting heritage and help create one of the most complete scientific record of wildlife in existence. Thank you for sharing your success and helping to preserve our hunting heritage.
The Safari Club International Record Book is one of the most comprehensive data bases of wildlife science in existence and it’s thanks to our members who continue to increase our knowledge of wildlife from around the globe. Help expand our data base and document your hunting legacy! Here are some SCI members who have recently added to their own personal hunting heritage.
Syncerus caffer caffer
Bufalo del Cabo (Sp), Kaffernbüffel, Schwarzbüffel (G), Buffle du Cap, Buffle noir (F). The common name “Cape buffalo” is misleading, because this subspecies is native to many parts of Africa besides the Cape of Good Hope region (where it is extinct); however, that is what most people call it.
DESCRIPTION Shoulder height 60-65 inches (150-165 cm). Weight 1,400-1,800 lbs (650-800 kg).
The Cape buffalo is the largest and darkest (black, or nearly so) of the African buffaloes. Its heavy horns curve outward and downward from massive bosses to well below skull level, then circle upward, inward and slightly backward.
DISTRIBUTION Savanna areas in Kenya, southern Somalia, Uganda except in the northwest, Rwanda, Burundi and Tanzania; all of Angola except for the far northwest; Katanga Province in southeastern Congo (K); Zambia, Malawi, Mozambique, the Caprivi Strip in Namibia, northern Botswana, Zimbabwe, and northeastern Transvaal in South Africa. Has been reintroduced on private ranches in other parts of South Africa.
Once again SCI members are sharing their successful hunts from all over the globe. The data they provide in their Record Book entries helps compile one of the largest databases of information on sustainable species in the world. Document your hunting legacy and add to the vast information available in the SCI Record Book.