AnAge entry for Syncerus caffer

Classification (HAGRID: 02446)

Taxonomy
Kingdom: Animalia
    Phylum: Chordata
        Class: Mammalia (Taxon entry)
            Order: Artiodactyla
                Family: Bovidae
                    Genus: Syncerus
Species
Syncerus caffer
Common name
African buffalo

Lifespan, ageing, and relevant traits

Maximum longevity
29.8 years (captivity)
Source
ref. 671
Sample size
Medium
Data quality
Acceptable
Observations

These animals live up to 18 years [0434] and 29.8 years in captivity [0671].

Life history traits (averages)

Female sexual maturity
1,475 days
Male sexual maturity
1,674 days
Gestation
331 days
Weaning
289 days
Litter size
1 (viviparous)
Litters per year
0.4
Inter-litter interval
635 days
Weight at birth
44,000 g
Weight at weaning
166,000 g
Adult weight
700,000 g
Postnatal growth rate
0.0026 days-1 (from Gompertz function)
Maximum longevity residual
77%

Metabolism

No information on metabolism is available.

References

External Resources

Integrated Taxonomic Information System
ITIS 183847
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NCBI Taxonomy
Taxonomy ID 9970
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