The Lowland Anoa (Bubalus depressicornis) is an endangered ungulate (hoofed) bovid species of wild cattle in the water buffalo family. It is also known as the Midget Buffalo. Another species of the Midget Buffalo is the Mountain Anoa (Bubalus quarlesi). It is related to the Asian Water Buffalo.
The Lowland Anoa is similar in appearance to a miniature Asian Water Buffalo. It has a strong body with brown-black fur. The male is darker in colour than the female. It has short upright horns. The female has shorter horns than the male.
It grows to about 90 centimetres (35 inches) tall. It is the smallest of the wild cattle species.
The Lowland Anoa is native to the island of Sulawesi in Indonesia. It prefers tropical rain forests and wetlands.
It is a solitary animal.
The female gives birth to one live young, called a calf. The calf is born with thick, woolly fur.
[Location of photographs: Paris Zoo, France and Berlin Zoo, Germany]
Photographer: Martina Nicolls
Martina Nicolls: SIMILAR BUT DIFFERENT IN THE ANIMAL KINGDOM