Kingdom: Animalia

Phylum: Chordata

Class: Mammalia

Order: Artiodactyla

Family: Bovidae

Subfamily: Bovinae

Genus: Syncerus

Specimen Description

The hide on the buffalo is incredibly thick and serves diffrent function such as keeping the animal warm, and covering the entire body, apart from that buffalos hid e is known to protects the animal during battles with other bulls for dominance.The buffalo hide varies it’s colour from white, brown and black. Their hides were used for clothing, blankets and shelters, meat was used for food.

About the Animal

Water buffalo is a member of the bovine family. It originates from southern parts of Asia, but it has been domesticated to the rest of the world few thousand years ago. Water buffalo live in muddy waters and swamps of tropical and subtropical areas of India, Nepal, Bhutan and Thailand. Water buffalo is used as a transportation system for transfer of heavy loads and people. Because of that, it is also known as “tractor of the East”. Other than that, water buffalo is often killed for its horns, meat and leather. Water buffalo is endangered species, with less than 4000 animals remaining in the wild.