Wild Water Buffalo Bubalus arnee

Wild Water Buffalo Bubalus arnee

Wild Water Buffalo Bubalus arnee


India, Nepal, all South East Asia

The Wild Water Buffalo is very dependent on the availability of water and historically their preferred habitats were low-lying alluvial grasslands including bheels (ox-bow lakes and similar pools left by changing river courses) and their surrounds; river banks, and chaporis (small sandy islands within braided river systems). Riparian forests and woodlands were also used (Lydekker 1924, Prater 1971, Choudhury 1994).

The major threats to Wild Water Buffalo are loss of genetic diversity due to introgression with domestic and feral buffaloes, as well as threats from hunting, and disease from domestic livestock.

Wild Water Buffalo of #Nepal #India and other parts of Asia is endangered on @IUCNredlist due to #deforestation #hunting there are only 3,400 of them left. Support these animals with your weekly shop and #Boycott4Wildlife

Wild Buffaloes like most other large herbivores, require large spaces with adequate food and water supply to survive which is negatively impacted by fragmentation and degradation of forest and grassland areas.

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Support for the conservation of this species

National Trust for Nature Conservation

Further Information

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Kaul, R., Williams, A.C., rithe, k., Steinmetz, R. & Mishra, R. 2019. Bubalus arnee. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2019: e.T3129A46364616. https://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2019-1.RLTS.T3129A46364616.en. Downloaded on 05 February 2021.

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