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What are you looking at?

A Sri Lankan wild buffalo is annoyed


I see you staring at me. You’re wondering ‘what happened to his horn’? Yeah I’m missing one. I had a bad run in with Dirty Harry and his friends Smith & Wesson. They run things around this part of the jungle now. Wild buffaloes are territorial, so fighting is just a way of life. I suppose I was grazing where I shouldn’t have been. But I wish I hadn’t lost the horn. It always helps to have two when a hungry leopard starts eyeing you. Oh I’ve given a few of them some nasty heave-ho’s in my time! They’re the only predator I have to worry about, because even the biggest croc won’t touch a fully grown buffalo like me.


Fun Facts

I used to be the guy that ran things around here, one tonne of pure muscle… even the actual wild buffaloes were scared of me. What? You didn’t know there were other types? Well you get the domesticated buffaloes that belong to people, then you get us feral buffaloes that are descended from the domesticated ones that escaped to the jungles and you get the original-lean-and-mean-viscious jungle buffaloes. I used to hold my own against them all, but now I’m old. I should have just kept my temper and chilled out in a muddy waterhole instead of messing with Harry and his gang. But old habits die hard right?


Story of the Photo

Wild buffaloes can be seen in the vicinity of the Mahoora Tented Safari Camp in Yala thanks to the abundant water holes in the area. This grizzled veteran, however, was photographed inside the Park by Dilum, whilst on a safari.




Much more than just a great place to stay

"Thanks to our guide Avinka we had five great safaris staying four nights just after reopening this February. The staff made us feel so very welcome during the entire stay.

The safaries are just wonderful, and having a great guide in your vehicle makes a big difference. Avinka can spot animals you would never see and we were even lucky enough to sight leopards on the trees, close to our vehicle, and also running through the field. The wildlife is so exciting that you will have a great experience even if you don‘t see any leopards. We also had a great driver, which is essential if you drive through difficult territory. You are being taken care of the entire time, so even for those who do safaris for the first time, you will always feel safe.

The camp itself is very comfortable, you get everything you can think of, and on top of the great food being served with so much attention and friendliness. You also get wonderful vegetarian and vegan options. They put on bonfires at night, which makes it unforgettable.
When booking and making plans, you get great support from the headquarters, even if it gets difficult since you have to change your plans.
The best thing what can happen to you at the end of a vacation is when you are a bit sad to leave the place, having experienced something to remember forever, and the team does everything for this to happen. Thank you so much"

Axel S wrote, Traveled with family
January 2021

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