What is the difference between an African Buffalo (Syncerus caffer caffer) and an Asian Water Buffalo (Bubalus bubalis)?
The African Buffalo or Cape Buffalo is not related to the Asian Water Buffalo.
The African Buffalo has an almost black coat, whereas the Asian Water Bufffalo has a blue-grey coat.
The African Buffalo has larger horns than the Asian Water Buffalo.
The African Buffalo is larger than the Asian Water Bufffalo. The African Buffalo grows to 170 centimetres (67 inches) tall, and the Asian Water Buffalo grows to 120-133 centimetres (47-52 inches) tall.
The African Buffalo is aggressive and dangerous, whereas the Asian Water Buffalo is domesticated and not a threat to humans.
The African Buffalo is found in South Africa and East Africa, whereas the Asian Water Buffalo is found in south Asia, south-east Asia and China.
Photographer: Martina Nicolls
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