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Asian Wild Water Buffalo (Bubalus arnee)

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( This post was last modified: 02-16-2019, 09:18 AM by Wolverine )

(02-16-2019, 09:04 AM)Rishi Wrote:
(02-16-2019, 08:34 AM)Wolverine Wrote: Some of Australia's buffaloes have not bad sized horns


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but some have much smaller horns:


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So there is no genetic homogeneity... Probably were haphazardly obtained from all over Asia.

The one in @Pckts' video on a very much the wild ones though. It only natural that wild OG water-buffalo genetic traits would prevail & dominate with time.

Exactly, its written that:
"Australia has two types of buffalo: the river type from western Asia, with curled horns, and the swamp type from eastern Asia, with swept-back horns."
https://www.environment.gov.au/system/fi...uffalo.pdf

It will be really interesting if in the future in the wild will go some kind of back-selection of the animals with larger horns.
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Buffaloscape .. maybe someday we will also have few reintroduced to Dudhwa..

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Found unusual pic in national daily consisting of wild water buffaloes, feral cows and a nilgai- bluebull all in one pic at Koshitappu reserve

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Maharashtra: Gadchiroli district sees rise in buffalo population
Quote:The state forest department has launched a project to protect these wild water buffaloes (Bubalus arnee) in their habitat at the Kolamarka conservation reserve located in Aheri taluka.


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wild hard ground Buffaloes

Better protection measures, habitat development strategies and involvement of local communities has led to a rise in the population of the endangered Asiatic wild buffaloes in the wild in left-wing extremism affected Gadchiroli district.

The state forest department has launched a project to protect these wild water buffaloes (Bubalus arnee) in their habitat at the Kolamarka conservation reserve located in Aheri taluka. The 180.72 sq km area was declared as a conservation reserve in 2013.

Quote:Senior officials from the state forest department said the numbers of wild buffaloes and calves in the conservation reserve had increased from around 16 and 22 in 2015 and 2016 respectively to 30 in 2017In 2018, the area had around 35 of these animals. A fresh count will be undertaken later this year.

"We have ensured a high standard of protection. The wild buffalo is a shy animal and hence, we try to avoid any human interference. Meadow development undertaken by us and the availability of grass and feed has led to these herds spending time here," said Tushar Chavan, deputy conservator of forests (DCF), Sironcha forest division, adding they had around three herds in the area, up from the previous one.

Quote:Chavan said these wild buffaloes migrated between the Indravati tiger reserve located across the state's boundary in Chhattisgarh and Maharashtra."

They shift to Maharashtra when the water of the Indravati river recede after October- November," he explained. "Much of this population is overlapping. We are trying to match the photographs of the two populations to get a better estimate of the numbers," he noted, adding that the authorities in Maharashtra were also looking at adopting good management practices from Chhattisgarh.

Forest officials involved local tribals and villagers in conservation by pointing to the tourism and employment generation potential of the area if these breeds were preserved. The community hunting by locals was also stopped. Village development works like setting up solar high-masts in hamlets and the provision of solar pumps have been undertaken and village eco-development committees were established. Local youth have also been roped in for enumerating these animals.

The global population of wild buffaloes is estimated to be 3,800 of which 3,500 are in India. These animals are accorded the highest level of protection under the Wildlife (Protection) Act, 1972, by inclusion in Schedule I. Apart from wild buffaloes, bears, nilgai, bison, sambar, chital, wild boar and foxes are also found at Kolamarka. It has two perennial water sources at Jitam and Penkasa.
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A legal home for the buffalo

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Kishor Rithe, president of the Satpuda Foundation, says he has heard of naxalites urging local people to save wildlife and the forests. If so, it is one more positive move towards reinstating this majestic animal in its original habitat.

Maharashtra sees rise in buffalo population

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Gadchiroli, Maharashtra, Devendra Fadnavis, Sironcha, Kolamarka Conservation Reserve, Wildlife Sanctuary Two male wild buffaloes at the Udanti Tiger Reserve in Chhattisgarh - Kishore Rithe

Now, the state government is considering a proposal to upgrade Kolamarka to a wildlife sanctuary or a tiger reserve for a higher degree of protection.

This was discussed at the meeting of the Maharashtra state wildlife board which met under chief minister Devendra Fadnavis on Thursday. Experts said once the numbers were increased to a comfortable level, captive breeding at the proposed Gorewada international zoo could also be considered. These buffaloes could also be used to improve the quality of domestic breeds as buffaloes form a major share of milk production in India.

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@Jimmy  Status of buffalo translocation from kosi tappu to other reserves and parks ? mainly to bardia park (parsa park, shukla phanta reserve and chitwan park too though)
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(04-28-2019, 06:34 PM)Sanju Wrote: @Jimmy  Status of buffalo translocation from kosi tappu to other reserves and parks ? mainly to bardia park (parsa park, shukla phanta reserve and chitwan park too though)

No new updates apart from the 3 calves born to the 9 remaining buffaloes (there were total 15 but 6 died to due various reasons). They have not been translocated to other parks like Bardia or Parsa , Bardia looks promising but Chitwan was a historical habitat of wild buffaloes and nearer and it is learnt that from Chitwan some rhinos were to be exchanged for bringing more buffaloes. This has not happened cuz Koshi is small 175sqkms  until it is expanded to double it's current size the arriving rhinos will create man-animal conflict in the region so this process is on hold at the moment.
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(05-03-2019, 03:36 PM)Jimmy Wrote: No new updates apart from the 3 calves born to the 9 remaining buffaloes (there were total 15 but 6 died to due various reasons). They have not been translocated to other parks like Bardia or Parsa , Bardia looks promising but Chitwan was a historical habitat of wild buffaloes and nearer and it is learnt that from Chitwan some rhinos were to be exchanged for bringing more buffaloes. This has not happened cuz Koshi is small 175sqkms  until it is expanded to double it's current size the arriving rhinos will create man-animal conflict in the region so this process is on hold at the moment.
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Some activities (and accompanying text) of hard ground Wild buffalo 'Arna' bubalis arnee arnee captured by Nepalese photographer Om Yadav at Koshi-Tappu wildlife reserve, Nepal.
1. We saw an adult male Wild Water Buffalo (arna) grazing in the grassland and he saw us too
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2. He started walking towards us

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3. While walking towards us he saw another male that was grazing in the same area but was hidden from his view a little while ago

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4. He then moved on to look at this new male and started to size him up. The new male (left) tried to present his best confident posture trying to hold his ground and he urinated a little and started to move away slowly

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5. The one that was originally coming towards us, was now chasing the other male

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6. The chase continued for about 40-50 meters
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7. While chasing the other wild water buffalo he noticed us again
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8. He abandoned the chase and started to look in our direction inching towards us. This was when we retreated slowly to a higher ground

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9. He came pretty close and looked up at us like this for about 4-5 minutes

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10. After a while he got back to grazing

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11. Although he did look up at us in between his grazing, things were pretty normal at this point. Notice the Black Drongo feeding its young one on the back of the Arna

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ASIATIC WILD BUFFALO
Notice the white necklace like marking on the neck, theses are absent on domestic buffalo.
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This is the most impressive Wild Water Buffalo probably also the most impressive wild bovine I’ve ever seen. Pic by Mayuresh Hendre via Facebook,
Kaziranga

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