Asian Water Buffalo

Asian Water Buffalo 

The water buffalo, or Asian buffalo, spends most of its day submerged in the waters of Asia’s tropical and subtropical forests.  Submerging in water serves to keep the water buffalo cool while helping to remove skin parasites, biting flies and other pests.  Sometimes referred to as the “living tractor of the East,” the domesticated water buffalo may be utilized for plowing and transportation in Asia.

FAST FACTS
SCIENTIFIC NAME
BUBALUS BUBALIS
WHERE IN THE WILD?
MUDDY WATERS OF ASIA’S TROPICAL AND SUBTROPICAL FORESTS. WETLANDS AND SWAMPS.
WHAT'S ON THE MENU?
HERBIVORE; AQUATIC PLANTS, GRASS AND HERBS
LIFE EXPECTANCY
UP TO 25 YEARS IN CAPTIVITY