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Water Buffalo
Scientific classification
Binomial name
Bubalus arnee

The Water Buffalo is a very large ungulate which probably survives in the wild in India, Nepal, Bhutan and Thailand, is very widespread as a domestic animal in Asia, South America. North Africa and Europe, and is feral in northern Australia. Wild-living populations also exist in much of South-east Asia but their origin is uncertain: they may be the descendants of wild Water Buffalo, formerly domesticated ferals, or a mixture of both.

The classification of the Water Buffalo is uncertain. Some authourties list a single species, Bubalus arnee with two subspecies, the River (B. arnee bubalis) and Swamp (B. arnee carabanesis) Water Buffalos; others regard them as closely related but separate species.

Milk from one or both of these is used for Mozzarella.

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