National Geographic : 1939 Oct
©Reginald A.Bourlay ONLY ABOARD A PLANE IS MAN SAFE IN THE PRESENCE OF A STAMPEDING HERD OF AFRICAN BUFFALOES Although this large band roams the Gorongosa Plains of Mozambique at will (page 531), the beasts are muchless numerous throughout East Africa than they were before 1890, when they occurred in countless thousands. During that year they were afflicted with the rinderpest,or cattle plague, and were greatly depleted. African buffaloes are among the most dangerous big game animals, particularly when wounded. Both male and female have horns, the former with large bosses atthe base.