From Yawning Lions to Buffalo-befriending Birds: Africa's Threatened Animals in Stunning Photos

A Buffalo with an Oxpecker Along For the Ride

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buffalo with oxpecker

credit: Eli Weiss/WildiZe Foundation

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Some of the group's work focuses on diseases attacking the animal populations and how they're transmitted. Says Weiss:

Disease transmission from wild animals to domestic relatives has been well-documented in Africa, especially in cases where wild animals serve as reservoir hosts for economically important diseases affecting livestock. WildiZe is working closely with CARACAL in Bostwana and the Wild Horizons Wildlife Trust in Zimbabwe on a variety of disease vector studies.