Tuesday/ buffalo makes five

Hey, a buffalo!  I thought, as I spotted one at the Target store’s toy section yesterday.  I got one for my African animals collection.

This is a cheapie one ($3.50, made by a company called Terra), and I will still look for one from my favorite purveyor of animal figurines, the German company called Schleich.  The Terra-made buffalo does have a lilac-breasted roller (‘troupand’) sitting on its back, a nice touch.

My collection of Big Five animals*, a reference to the big game animals that trophy hunters go for in Africa.  I really hope that more and more, it will instead be a reference to five popular animals that game reserves strive to have on hand, for safari tourists to see roaming in the wild.  *African buffalo, black rhinoceros, African elephant, African lion and African leopard.

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