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Anoa size: How big do they get?

How big does a Anoa get? Here is an overview over the average adult age:

A grown Anoa (Bubalus quarlesi) reaches an average size of 1.58 meter (5′ 3″).

When born, they have an average size of 0 cm (0′ 0″). Usually, they reach an age of 22.5 years. A full-grown exemplary reaches roughly 180.86 kg (398.73 lbs). Talking about reproduction, Anoas have 1 babies about 1 times per year. The Anoa (genus: Bubalus) is a member of the family Bovidae.

As a reference: Humans reach an average body size of 1.65m (5′ 5″) while carrying 62 kg (137 lbs). A human woman is pregnant for 280 days (40 weeks) and on average become 75 years old.

The average adult size of a Anoa is  (5' 3

Anoa, also known as midget buffalo and sapiutan, are a subgenus of Bubalus comprising two species endemic to the island of Sulawesi in Indonesia: the mountain anoa (Bubalus quarlesi) and the lowland anoa (Bubalus depressicornis). Both live in undisturbed rainforest and are similar in appearance to miniature water buffalo, weighing 150–300 kg (330–660 lb).Both species of anoa have been classified as endangered since the 1960s and the populations continue to decrease. Fewer than 5,000 animals of each species likely remain. Reasons for their decline include hunting for hides, horns and meat by the local peoples and loss of habitat due to the advancement of settlement. Currently, hunting is the more serious factor in most areas.After a study of the skulls of many anoa, it was shown that there was hybridizing and interbreeding between the two. It was questioned as to whether the two species were actually different due to mixing of the two in many different areas, as well as some interbreeding. After analyzing the DNA barcode of the two, it was proven that they are in fact different species.

Animals of the same family as a Anoa

We found other animals of the Bovidae family:

Animals with the same size as a Anoa

Not that size really matters, but it makes things comparable. So here are a couple of animals that are as big as Anoa:

  • Saola with a size of 1.75 meter (5′ 9″)
  • Sitatunga with a size of 1.52 meter (5′ 0″)
  • Takin with a size of 1.74 meter (5′ 9″)
  • Tiger with a size of 1.83 meter (6′ 0″)
  • Calamian deer with a size of 1.39 meter (4′ 7″)
  • Taruca with a size of 1.55 meter (5′ 2″)
  • Spotted hyena with a size of 1.3 meter (4′ 4″)
  • Hirola with a size of 1.6 meter (5′ 3″)
  • Mountain goat with a size of 1.3 meter (4′ 4″)
  • Baikal seal with a size of 1.28 meter (4′ 3″)

Animals with the same litter size as a Anoa

Here is a list of animals that have the same number of babies per litter (1) as a Anoa:

Animals with the same life expectancy as a Anoa

Completely different animals, but becoming as old as a Anoa:

Animals with the same weight as a Anoa

As a comparison, here are some other animals that weight as much as the Bubalus quarlesi: