Animal Size

Water buffalo size: How big do they get?

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

A grown Water buffalo (Bubalus bubalis) reaches an average size of 2.65 meter (8′ 9″).

When born, they have an average size of 0 cm (0′ 0″). Usually, they reach an age of 28.25 years. A full-grown exemplary reaches roughly 924.25 kg (2037.62 lbs). Talking about reproduction, Water buffalos have 1 babies about 1 times per year. The Water buffalo (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 Water buffalo is  (8' 9

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. The wild water buffalo (Bubalus arnee) native to Southeast Asia is considered a different species, but most likely represents the ancestor of the domestic water buffalo.Two extant types of water buffalo are recognized, based on morphological and behavioural criteria – the river buffalo of the Indian subcontinent and further west to the Balkans, Egypt, and Italy, and the swamp buffalo, found from Assam in the west through Southeast Asia to the Yangtze valley of China in the east. The origins of the water buffalo types are debated, although results of a phylogenetic study indicate that the swamp-type may have originated in China and was domesticated about 4,000 years ago, while the river-type may have originated in India and was domesticated about 5,000 years ago. After the domestication of the water buffalo in Southeast Asia, the swamp buffalo dispersed up to the Yangtze River valley between 3,000 and 7,000 years ago.Water buffaloes were traded from the Indus Valley Civilisation to Mesopotamia, in modern Iraq, 2500 BC by the Meluhhas. The seal of a scribe employed by an Akkadian king shows the sacrifice of water buffaloes.At least 130 million water buffaloes exist, and more people depend on them than on any other domestic animal.They are especially suitable for tilling rice fields, and their milk is richer in fat and protein than that of dairy cattle. A large feral population became established in northern Australia in the late 19th century, and there are smaller feral herds in Papua New Guinea, Tunisia, and northeastern Argentina. Feral herds are also present in New Britain, New Ireland, Irian Jaya, Colombia, Guyana, Suriname, Brazil, and Uruguay.

Animals of the same family as a Water buffalo

We found other animals of the Bovidae family:

Animals with the same size as a Water buffalo

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

Animals with the same litter size as a Water buffalo

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

Animals with the same life expectancy as a Water buffalo

Completely different animals, but becoming as old as a Water buffalo:

Animals with the same weight as a Water buffalo

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