Wednesday, July 18, 2018

South East Asian Wild Buffalo

Nepali Name : Arna

English Name: Bubalus bubalis arnee
photo of water buffalo on grass fields
There are 5 species of Arna all over  south east Asia  in Nepal, India, Bhutan, Cambodia, SriLanka, Thailand and Philippines. It is found on the areas with abundant water, grass and riverside forest. Wetlands are also its important habitat areas. They can be active for grazing twice a day morning and evening and sometimes night also. They can attack agricultural field also. They like to live on herds. They are found to have a lifespan of about 8 years. They are distinguished from the domestic buffalo by its larger size, larger horns. But the obvious feature determining the wild from domestic is its horn which can be up to 198 cms.

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