Asian Water Buffalo

Asian Water Buffalo

FUN FACTS

  • Water buffalo is a large animal. Males are three times bigger than females. They can reach 6.6 to 9.8 feet in height, and weight between 1500 and 2650 pounds.

  • Water buffalo uses its horns to protect against predators such as: tigers, lions and crocodiles.

  • Due to high outer temperature, water buffalo spends majority of its day submerged in the muddy waters. This way, animal is able to keep its body temperature stable and prevent overheating.

  • Water buffalo can run very fast when it is faced with danger. Average speed of water buffalo is 30 miles per hour.

  • Milk of water buffalo contains the greatest percent of fats compared to other species of wild cows. This is the reason why young water buffalos grow up very fast. Humans also use milk of water buffalo to produce different types of cheese.

  • Young water buffalos are tightly associated with their mothers in the first few years of their life. Males will leave their native herd to join bachelor herds (composed of only males) at the age of 3 years. Females usually stay with their mothers.

  • Water buffalo can survive up to 9 years in the wild and up to 25 years in captivity.