Kingdom : Animalia
                    Class : Mammalia
                 Family : Bovidae
  Scientific Name : Bubalus Bubalis

                      Size : 2- 3m (6.6 - 9.8in)
                 Weight : 400 - 900kg
                                  (880 - 2,000lbs)
           Top Speed : 48km/h (30mph)
            Life Span : 15 - 25 years

                Colour : Brown, Tan, Grey
           Skin Type : Leather
Special Features : Large head and body 
                                 and wallow in
                                 water holes
  1. Water buffaloes are native to Asia but have been introduced to Australia, Africa, Europe and North America.
  2. They belong to the family of Wild cows, of which the Yak, American Bison, African Buffalo and Zebu are a part.
  3. Distinctively, the male water buffaloes have large curved horns on top and are larger than the females.
  4. They have been domesticated by humans for carrying heavy loads and pulling heavy machinery.
  5. They are also farmed in many countries for their meat.
  6. There are around 150 million water buffaloes that are commercially farmed for their milk, meat and leather.
  7. Though, the wild Asian Water Buffalo is considered to be endangered.
  8. They spend most of the time submerged in water to keep themselves cool.
  9. The hooves of the water buffaloes are designed to prevent them from sinking in the riverbeds and swamplands.
  10. They are known to live in herds ranging from a few buffaloes to a to a hundred buffaloes.
  11. They have their natural predators in Tigers, crocodiles and lions.
  12. They are herbivores feeding on aquatic plants, grass, leaves and herbs.
  13. The female water buffaloes give birth to a single calf after a 11-month gestation.
  14. The baby calf is dependent on its mother for the first 2 years.

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