Thursday, March 26, 2009


Cambodia 20 Riels 1979 UNC
Front: Coat of Arm
Back: Water Buffalos Logging Scene
Horn differences between Cape buffalo (above) and Asian water buffalo (below)

Adult water buffalo range in size from 300 kg to 600 kg for the domestic types (the wild animals are considerably larger). River buffalo are usually black and have long curled horns, where as swamp buffalo can be black or white, or both, with gently curved horns.
General parameter of water buffalo. Standing 5- 6.2 feet (1.5 to 1.9 meters) tall at the shoulder, Size of head body up to 8 to 9 feet (2.4 to 2.7 m, Size of tail: 2 to 3.3 feet (60 to 100 cm), Weight up to 1500 to 2650 lbs (700 to 1200 kg)

Wild water buffalo are formidable mammals with sparse gray- black coats. Males carry enormous backward- curving, crescent- shaped horns stretching close to 5 feet (1.5 meters) long with deep ridges on their surface. Female are smaller in sizes and weight but they also having horns, although they are smaller.

There are differences between swamp buffalo and river buffalo. Swamp- type buffalo have swept- back horns and are native to the eastern half of Asia from India to Taiwan. All are similar in general appearance. River- type buffalo generally have curved horns and are native to the western half of Asia.
Information and Image Obtained From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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