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    A buffalo or cow skull in the desert in Mali.


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    Buffalo Skull

    A buffalo or cow skull in the desert in Mali.

    Considering that it has been found in a miniscule 45 by 70 metre high-resolution swath in the middle of a large low-resolution area, this is a good find. The measurements of the skull seem to match that it probably is from some form of cattle. I can not verify if Buffalo or Water Buffalo are native to the Republic of Mali, but I believe Water Buffalo to be.

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    How in h#ll do you find a buffalo skull in the middle of the desert on planet earth. I just can't figure it out!
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    Very cool!
    There's also what could be other bleached bones scattered around.


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    Quote Originally Posted by MGCrooks
    Considering that it has been found in a miniscule 45 by 70 metre high-resolution swath in the middle of a large low-resolution area, this is a good find. The measurements of the skull seem to match that it probably is from some form of cattle. I can not verify if Buffalo or Water Buffalo are native to the Republic of Mali, but I believe Water Buffalo to be.
    Yes, I think you are right with the cattle. I find the horns in the two pics look similar to those in the GE-picture, and I read that they have 6,735,000 cattle in Mali, which increases the statistic probability on cattle.

    Cattles in Mali






    Thank you all for your reply.

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    That has to be part of the megaflyover, though not all of the pictures are marked, turn on the national geographic content (under featured content) and there is a marker almost due west that talks about erosion due to overgrazing by cattle. If you zoom in on the one that mentions seeing cattle by a water hole, they look like the same animal that the skull belongs to. There is a string of high res photos that pretty much follows the river for quite a distance, at near-regular intervals.

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