As a part of our Endangered Animals unit, we crafted a water buffalo. This large bovine is called ‘Billy’ and is currently clipped to our learning board. =) I think Lore did a great job on him! Print below!
Facts About Water Buffaloes
- Water buffaloes are an endangered species.
- They stand 5 – 6.2 feet tall at the shoulder.
- They can weigh anywhere between 1500-2600 lbs. (700-1200kg)
- Male water buffaloes carry backward-curving horns that stretch up to 5 feeet long. Females are smaller with proportionately smaller horns.
- They spend most of their day submerged in muddy water.
- The marshes they spend their time in provide good cover and have rich aquatic plants for them to eat, though they usually choose to feed in the grasslands.
- To read more about water buffaloes, go here.
Video – bull water buffalo chasing down lions. (not graphic – just a short video showing one running)