Cape Buffalo - 2016

Bronze, Signed Hamish Mackie, Numbered edition of 12, Dated 2016
7,200 Inc. VAT
57cm long x 36cm high x 19cm wide / 22.5" long x 14" high x 7.5" wide
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One of the Big Five game animals, the Cape Buffalo is a herd animal that has never been domesticated. Its nature is unpredictable and they are considered dangerous to people. They have unusual curved horns; the bases of each fuse together forming a shield across the forehead called a ‘boss’. Unsurprisingly, they have few predators.

Hamish has captured the African Buffalo charging - its distinctive horns and impressive wide bulk make it easy to see why they deserve a lot of respect! Although they are not very tall, these animals are huge, weighing up to 1900 pounds. Seeing one of these formidable beasts charging at full-tilt is an awe-inspiring sight. Available in limited edition, Hamish’s bronze Cape Buffalo sculpture would make a special gift for lovers of African wildlife.

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THIS SCULPTURE IN THE MAKING

Hamish with his African sculptures
photo of wild cape buffalo
photo of wild cape buffalo
wild cape buffalo at night

In the last 20 years at Lewa Conservancy in Kenya, the herd of Cape buffalo has risen from a handful to several hundred. In 2016, on my research trip, I drove out in the mornings following the buffalo onto the plains where they graze. As they graze, they kick up the insects for the egrets, and so the morning rhythm of life on the plain begins. This sculpture captures the power and determination of the buffalo charging, an iconic image.