The water buffalo (Bubalus bubalis) or domestic water buffalo is a large bovid originating in the Indian subcontinent, Southeast Asia, and China. Today, it is also found in Europe, Australia, North America, South America and some African countries.Class: Mammalia. The wild water buffalo (Bubalus arnee), also called Asian buffalo, Asiatic buffalo and wild Asian buffalo, is a large bovine native to the Indian Subcontinent and Southeast Asia. It has been listed as Endangered in the IUCN Red List since 1986, as the remaining population totals less than 4,000.Family: Bovidae.
The water buffalo, or Asian buffalo, as it is often called, is the largest member of the Bovini tribe, which includes yak, bison, African buffalo, various species of wild cattle, and others. While the African cape buffalo is also aggressive, Asian water buffaloes are peaceful animals, which is why they are domesticated. Buffaloes grow up to 5 feet in size while Bison may grow to 6 feet. Bison can run faster than Buffaloes. Buffaloes can weigh between 800 .