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Water Buffalo in Indonesia
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|- valign=top |Kingdom:||Animalia |- valign=top |Phylum:||Chordata |- valign=top |Class:||Mammalia |- valign=top |Order:||Artiodactyla |- valign=top |Family:||Bovidae |- valign=top |Subfamily:||Bovinae |- valign=top |Genus:||Bubalus |- valign=top |Species:||arnee |} |- style="text-align:center;" ! style="background: pink;" | Binomial name |- style="text-align:center;" |Bubalus arnee
(Kerr, 1792) |} The Water Buffalo is a very large ungulate. It survives in the wild in India, Nepal, Bhutan and Thailand and is very widespread as a domestic animal in Asia, South America, North Africa and Europe. It is feral in northern Australia. Wild-living populations also exist in much of South-east Asia but their origin is uncertain: they may be the descendants of wild Water Buffalo, formerly domesticated ferals or a mixture of both. In Asia the population of wild Water Buffalo has become very sparse.
The classification of the Water Buffalo is uncertain. Some authorities list a single species, Bubalus arnee with two subspecies, the River (B. arnee bubalis) and Swamp (B. arnee carabanesis) Water Buffaloes; others regard them as closely related but separate species.
Milk from both of these animals may be used by many peoples.
Wild Water Buffalo http://www.animalinfo.org/species/artiperi/bubaarne.htm from http://www.animalinfo.org http://www.animalinfo.org
Last updated: 02-08-2005 12:25:32