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Asian Wild Water Buffalo (Bubalus arnee)

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biggest horns i have ever seen on Asiatic Water Buffalo, this guy is from Kaziranga.


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Kaziranga again, different type of horns.


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Kaziranga, again i love the variation here. 


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the one in the back is an absolute beast, Manas.
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(01-23-2018, 01:19 PM)Jimmy Wrote: Here is the photo of the wild water buffalo from manas, i posted and here is the pic of gaur by @Pckts tried to make it as accurate as i thought these two would compare side by side and i also considered the buffalo is slightly at an angle and gaur's body is in profile (i did not make any change in proportion, just colour correction and size adjustment)

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Thanks for the first -hand  input provided  by @Pckts ,all statistics say gaur and wild water buffalo to be bigger animal than the cape buffalo so, the real contest is between these two, and @parvez is specially focussed on pound for pound strongest so pls ignore the size difference in the comparision if doing so.

Here's a better one with his head up higher

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In regards to Horns, the Gaur have huge ones. You're amazed at how far they span tip to tip while the Cape's usually hook behind it's head and aren't as large to the naked eye, but they spread wide. They do have the bos over their entire head though that looks like a reinforced helmet while the Gaur has a large fur covered one which points more upward.
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(01-23-2018, 09:41 PM)Roflcopters Wrote:
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For the one in the photo, must be bothersome having those horns that can potentially gash your own skin open and possibly cause infections! Egh...
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(01-24-2018, 08:01 AM)Polar Wrote:
(01-23-2018, 09:41 PM)Roflcopters Wrote:
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For the one in the photo, must be bothersome having those horns that can potentially gash your own skin open and possibly cause infections! Egh...

...and must be annoying for it's close herd members as well, constantly getting pricked and scratched as they pass by. No wonder the cow is all alone. Lol
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Fine perfect horns, able to effectively deliver fatal blows to enemies,

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...one of the impressive bulls from Nepal i saw in one magazine and took a photo, koshi reserve

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Another one from koshi reserv, Nepal

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a herd in Koshi tappu reserve

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Bachelor bulls, koshi reserve Nepal

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(03-26-2018, 01:09 PM)Jimmy Wrote: ...one of the impressive bulls from Nepal i saw in one magazine and took a photo, koshi reserve

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Another one from koshi reserv, Nepal

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Do you know if all these are Bubalus arnee fulvus type, like the ones in Assam... or the Bubalus arnee arnee, few of which are still left in Central India?
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(03-26-2018, 02:10 PM)Rishi Wrote:
(03-26-2018, 01:09 PM)Jimmy Wrote: ...one of the impressive bulls from Nepal i saw in one magazine and took a photo, koshi reserve

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Another one from koshi reserv, Nepal

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Do you know if all these are Bubalus arnee fulvus type, like the ones in Assam... or the Bubalus arnee arnee, few of which are still left in Central India?
i am pretty certain that they are Bubalus arnee arnee, also apperance wise look more similar to the central indian ones than Assam ones. one journal had mentioned that fulvus type are the largest-with less conspicious white legs agianst a grey body- the thai ones Bubalus arnee theerapati  have grey body like fulvus but distinct white legs, while Bubalus arnee arnee has a white legs like theerapati and more black bodied- so it is the most contrasting type-colourwise. Also it mentions that fulvus types carries the longest horns, and theerapati has a more outward curving horns that tilts slightly towards the tip.
here is another Bubalus arnee arnee from koshi reserve or chitwan, Nepal

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this one is from central india, Chattisgarh.. ..also Bubalus arnee arnee

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@Jimmy Yeah, i thought so too because of how similar they look. They used to live directly down south of Nepal until a few decades ago!

But then, there was equally high chance of all of the Himalayan foothills sharing a same subspecies.

I couldn't find any confirmation on the internet either...
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Here is a Journal giving scientific descriptions, differences and head/horn measurements for the known three different subspecies of mainland wild water buffaloes. from page no. 327 "the Taxonomy of the Asian Wild Buffalo from the Asian Mainland"  https://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/page...7/mode/1up

Wild type water buffalo ( Bubalus arnee ) from Koshi Tappu in the Kathmandu Zoo-status genetically confirmed as the wild type by Flamand et al. (2003)

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Kaziranga National Park
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wild water buffalo "Arna" Koshi Tappu Wildlife Resrve, Nepal

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another one from Koshi reserve, photo-Sambhu Ghimire

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Arnas in Nepal have grown significantly in numbers around 500 individuals, cuz there are no predators like wild dogs, tigers or leopard and some buffaloes frequently leave the small reserve 175 sqkm for a good grazing but with possibly fatal consequences, two wild buffalo bull had died earlier this year due to electrocution in the reserve boundary area, and this one collided with a truck in a highway...
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i know this is exclusively for the wild one, but could not resist posting this monsterous water buffalo, even if only for the comparion scale, imagine a wild one with +6 feet height at the shoulder!!!

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wild water buffalo Bubaus arnee fulvus from Manas reserve, India

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with big horns, shot from behind

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low angle shot of a bull from Pobitora

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a good look at the anatomy of the horn..... .. starts with a back ward curve then gradually tilts and then curves forward at the tip

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habitat shot of a family of cows and calves, Kaziranga

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A comparison with the cape buffalo, both of these spend considerable time in the water but water buffalo are regarded more aquatic type than the african counterpart as shown by its larger more protruding splayed feet

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