Friday, April 23, 2004

Water Buffalo

(Bubalus bubalis), also called Indian Buffalo, a ruminant mammal of the ox family (Bovidae). The water buffalo was domesticated in Asia from earliest recorded times. Large and massively built, the animal stands 1.5 - 1.8 m (5 - 6 feet) or more at the shoulder, reaches a length of 2.4 - 2.8 m, and weighs about 1,000 kg (2,200 pounds). It has a dull black or dark gray body with little hair and huge horns, which may measure

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