Three African buffalo (Syncerus caffer) that died after capture and translocation from
Mutirikwe Recreational Park in southern Zimbabwe showed macroscopic and microscopic
lesions of cardiomyopathy compatible with a diagnosis of gousiekte. The buffalo had had
access to Pavetta schumanniana, a plant that is known to cause gousiekte. Death was
attributed to cardiac failure as a result of previous consumption of the plant, exacerbated by
the stress of translocation.