Domesticated buffaloes to provide draught power, milk in Mozambique

The Mozambique Institute of Agricultural Research (IIAM) has started domesticating wild buffaloes to provide draught power and milk to poor smallholder rural farmers. A pioneer herd of 18 buffaloes, comprising 16 adults and 2 calves, is already undergoing training at the Estação Zootécnica de Chobela (EZC), a cattle management research…

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Buffaloes drown in Zambia’s Kafue National Park

More than 100 buffaloes drowned in a stampede in Zambia’s Kafue National Park as they crossed a stream in an annual migration. According to local media reports, decomposed carcasses surfaced this week on the shores of a stream in Itezhi-Tezhi district, putting the death of the animals to a fortnight…

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