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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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What is a buffalo?

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What is Water Buffalo English Club?

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What are the breeds of water buffalo?

There are about seventy-four different breeds of domesticated water buffalo, though it seems difficult to find a broad list of them all. The ones that can be found are:. Anatolian . Bhadawari . Carabao . Egyptian . Jaffarabadi . Kundi . Malaysian . Mehsana . Murrah (this is the one used mos ( Full Answer )

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Do alligators eat water buffalo?

Alligators and crocodiles will eat any animal that they can catch. If a water buffalo comes to drink at a pool with an alligator in it, and if the alligator can catch the buffalo, then it will eat the buffalo.

Where are water buffalo milked?

They can be milked in a tipical dairy, There are dairies in Darwin, Australia, Victoria, Australia and at Witta, Qld, Australia

Why are water buffalos classified as a animal they resemble a buffalo?

Water buffalos don't resemble the American bison at all; they're about as alike as a sheep and a cow. Well, perhaps a little more alike, but not so you'd confuse them.. Bison were called buffalo because of a perceived resemblance to the Asian water buffalo, which just goes to show people don't use ( Full Answer )

Why do water buffalos eat hippos?

The water buffalo is a very important animal in Asian and European agriculture. A lot of Italian Mozzarella is made from buffalo milk.. It's a grazing animal and a vegetarian except when it inadvertantly ingests bugs and worms in its food.. The concept of a water buffalo eating a hippopotamus is a ( Full Answer )

Are buffalo and bison the same THING?

Not exactly. Bison are a genus of bovines, and are distantly related to Buffalo. Strictly speaking, there are only 2 buffalo types in the world, and those are the Water Buffalo (found in Asia) and the Cape Buffalo (found in Africa). American Bison are frequently referred to as Buffalo, but they are ( Full Answer )

Can Humans eat Water Buffalo?

Yes. Domestic water buffalo are not only raised for their draft work, but also for meat and milk.

Are buffalo and bison the same?

Nope. Bison and Buffalo are very different. The only 2 living examples of buffalo are the African Cape and the Asian Water buffalo. The only 2 living Bison species are the North American Bison and the European Bison. They have many differences and are not alike in anyway except that the belong to th ( Full Answer )

How big are cape buffalo?

Cape buffaloes weigh about 2000 pounds to 3000 pounds. Their hook like horns can be up to 2 ft in span.

Where is buffalo?

Bufaalo is located between lakes Ontario and Erie. in New York state. Google map it if you have to

What do cape buffalo eat?

They graze on grass, shrubs and other plants. They swallow their food without chewing it and later regurgitate and chew a cud. Cape Buffalo drink a lot of water and also spend a lot of time wading in water to cool themselves off in hot weather.. information found on ( Full Answer )

Do water buffalo lay eggs?

No. Water buffalo are placental mammals, so they give birth to live young. The only egg-laying mammals, or monotremes, are the platypus and the echidna.

Is a water buffalo different from a buffalo?

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.

Why is the cape buffalo endangered?

The cape buffalo is not an endangered species. It is still common over most of it's range, and has shown an ability to rebuild numbers quickly, after populations were decimated by the disease rinderpest. The species is listed as of least concern by the IUCN Redlist.

How heavy are water buffalo?

Males weigh up to about 1,200 kg (2,600 lbs); females weigh up to about 800 kg (1,800 lbs).

Where do cape buffalo live?

Although the Cape Buffalo is named after the Cpe of South Africa, they are spread all throughout Southern and Centeral Africa.

How does a Cape Buffalo attack?

By charging with its head lowered towards the threat. Once it makes contact it will attempt to throw the threat sky-high, or if the threat fell down, then gore and crush it to the earth. And it will keep goring until the beast runs away, or is no longer moving.

The predators of the water buffalo?

Lets see... biggest predator is people. Other predators are thelocal ones that could actually hunt them, lions tigers andalligators

Is Buffalo and Chicken the same thing?

no a buffalo is a mammal (births live children) and a chicken is a bird (lays eggs) -- & if you are instead thinking wings & sauce , that's buffalo, new york not buffalo as in bison . it's just a recipe that comes from there.

Is a bull and a buffalo the same?

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What is the water buffalo nickel worth?

Please post a new question with the coin's date. To clear things up: > The animal shown is an American plains buffalo. Water buffalolive in Asia.

Why do people hunt cape buffalo?

Cape buffalo are considered trophies for hunters because of the size of the head and horns that make a good decoration on their walls. Capes are also hunted for their meat and hide.

What was the water buffalo chant from The Flintstones?

Water Buffalo Song Hello Hello Hello Shake hands brother Hi Ho You're always bound to know A water buffalo Hello Hello Hello Greetings fellow buddy A buffalo as you must know Is never a fuddy duddy Hello Hello Hello I'm glad to see we're proud to be A water.... buuuuffaaaaalloo ( Full Answer )

Where can you get a water buffalo?

St. Marys, Georgia, Darwin, Australia, Cape York Australia, Darling Downs, Australia, France, Italy, India, Taiwan, Vietnam, New Guinea, New Zealand, United States, etc.

How strong is a water buffalo?

Domesticated water buffalo are often used for draft purposes due to the fact that they are quite strong. It's possible that a domestic water buffalo is strong enough to pull another fully-grown buffalo behind if it was loaded on a cart or sled.

Do buffaloes go in the water?

What do you mean? Well not in the deep water where you need to swim to survive. But the shallow waters, yes.

Can you milk a water buffalo?

Cows, sheep, goats and water buffalo all give us milk. There is a great assortment of products that we benefit from having, that generate from the milk from these animals. It's hard to imagine a world without milk and cheese, and all the things those ingredients go into.

How does a cape buffalo get food?

Cape buffalo get their food the exact same way that cows do. They graze, using their rough, strong tongues to wrap around a sward of grass, grasp it, pull it into their mouths and use their lower teeth to tear it from the ground, then swallowing it. The process repeats as they graze until they are f ( Full Answer )

How do water buffalo shed horns?

Water buffalo do not shed their horns. Their horns stay attached totheir heads throughout their entire lives. Exceptions are if theybreak a horn in a fight with another of their kind.

Can an ox kill a cape buffalo?

That depends on the size of the ox and the size of the buffalo. Oxen can grow to be much larger than a cape buffalo (like those of the breed Chianina, Charolais or South Devon), whereas the standard weight of a bull cape is only around 2000 lbs. Both animals are capable of growing sharp horns used t ( Full Answer )

How a buffalo gets water?

Much like bats use echo location as an extra sense, buffalo enables it to locate the nearest body of water.

What threats can water buffalo have?

All kinds of threats, pretty much as many threats as any other animal has: predators, disease, injuries, starvation, dehydration, etc.

Do water buffalo live in America?

Not naturally. But that isn't to say that they don't live there, because they are found and raised in parts of America as exotic livestock. In a natural setting though, no. Water buffalo are primarily found in the south and eastern portions of Asia.

Why are yak and water buffalo the same?

They are the "same" by the fact that they belong in the same Family being Bovidae. However, more specifically, yaks and water buffalo are not the same, actually. Yak and water buffalo are two distinct species of bovids. One lives in Nepal and Mongolia, the other is found in the south and east region ( Full Answer )

Why is a water buffalo called water buffalo?

They love the water, and are often found more often in ponds and streams than on dry land. You won't find them in oceans, rivers lakes or seas though.

Do cape buffalo attack you?

They can, most certainly! Though not as dangerous as a hippo, they certainly will go out of their way to attack you if you provoke them into doing it, whether you mean it or not.

What is the difference in a yak and a water buffalo?

Yaks are very hairy creatures, with very long hair and a large hump over their shoulders. Water buffalo have very short hair, long horns that splay towards their back, and quite a bit larger than a yak. Water buffalo are found in the tropics, whereas yaks are found in the cold mountainous regions of ( Full Answer )

Why was the water buffalo sent to Australia?

Water buffaloes were brought to Australia from Indonesia for meatin the 1820s. The northern part of Australia was very remote fromthe rest of settlement in Australia, and the early settlers neededlivestock that would survive and thrive in the environment.

Do Cape buffalo kill humans?

Yes Cape Buffalo do kill humans but only if the human wounds it or aggravates it and it is also on the big five Which is the Cape Buffalo the Leopard the Rhino Lion and Elephant so there you go.

Why do buffalo swim in water?

Buffalo swim in water because they get hot because there fur is thick so they need to cool down