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No, they are two separate species: Cape Buffalo are from Africa and possess the scientific name Syncerus caffer and Water Buffalo are from Asia, with the scientific name Bubalus bubalis. Cape Buffalo are also larger and more muscular than water buffalo, and look quite different from Water Buffalo. For instance: A cape buffalo's horns come together at the poll and curve out and up on either side of their heads. A water buffalo's horns grow more to the back of the animal. The Cape Buffalo can also bellow like domestic cattle, along with a series of other vocalizations. Water buffalo only make grunting sounds.

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Is the buffalo an indigenous animal to South Africa?

The Cape Water Buffalo is, this is not the same as the Aisan Water Buffalo or American Bison (aslo sometimes called a Buffalo)

Who would win a water buffalo or cape buffalo?

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The Cape buffalo does moo. The Water buffalo does not.

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A water buffalo is one of the two types of buffalo, the other being the African Buffalo (Cape Buffalo). The American Bison, despite being called "Buffalo", are not actually buffalo at all.

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Do buffalo moo like a cow?

That would depend which buffalo you mean: The American Bison (not really a buffalo), Water Buffalo or Cape Buffalo. Neither Bison nor Water Buffalo moo like a cow. Bison make a grunting-hissing sound to bellow and Water Buffalo make a bunch of huff-puff sounds coupled with a sound similar to a pig oinking. The Cape Buffalo on the other hand makes a mooing sound.

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Where are Buffaloes?

Cape Buffalo are found in Africa. Water Buffalo are found in Asia. The "buffalo" found in the Western US are actually bison, not true buffaloes.