Another grumpy member of Bovinae is the African or Cape buffalo. Also known as the “Black Death” or “widowmaker,” Cape buffalo are widely considered among the deadliest animals in continental Africa—killing more people per year than crocodiles, lions, or leopards. “Cape buffalo have been known to charge victims without provocation,” according to the Conservation Institute. “These creatures will continue charging even if they are shot in the heart, and have no reservations about charging vehicles.” They have been known to transform the hunters into the hunted, attacking apex carnivores like lions, and even stalking and ambushing human poachers.

Moral of the story: just because it walks like a cow, and moos like a cow, doesn’t mean you can tip it. Or take a selfie with it. Just stay away from bison, people. They don’t smell that great anyway.

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