Wild Water Buffalo
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Wild Water Buffalo or Indian Buffalo or Asiatic Buffalo with the scientific name Bubalus arnee is the species found majorly in India.
It is said to be the ancestor of the domestic buffalo (Bubalus bubalis) and is the second largest in the Bovidae family following Gaur.
Water buffalo spend much of their day submerged in the muddy waters of Asia's tropical and subtropical forests. Their wide-splayed hoofed feet prevent them from sinking too deeply in the mud and allow them to move about in wetlands and swamps with ease. The quick classification of Wild Water Buffalo is as below,
The species weigh around 800 to 1200 kg. Their body length is 2.4 to 3 m with the tail length varying from 0.6 to 1 m. Its shoulder height varies from 1.5 to 2 m. The horn is over 2 m long.